76 Industry insights in total for Music
Working in technical theatre and live events is fun, fast-paced and rewarding. If you're curious about careers in this area, there's good news: we need more skilled technicians in lighting, sound and stage, and available routes in are changing for the better. Here are 4 things employers in the industry are actually looking for.
Riz Ahmed has built a creative career as an actor, rapper and writer. With leading roles in The Road to Guantanamo and Four Lions, and the musical alter-ego 'Riz MC', he spoke about pursuing multiple creative interests.
Staying at the same organisation for a long period of time can result in your skills stagnating. Suzanne Rolt told Creative Choices how she ensures continuing professional development as director of St George's music venue.
Britten Sinfonia chamber orchestra is known for its adventurous approach to programming. Challenging perceptions of classical music, the ensemble has risen over the past decade to become one of the UK's top chamber orchestras.
Can music help disadvantaged people move forward with their lives? Matt Peacock is CEO of Streetwise Opera, who work with people who have experienced homelessness. He shared 5 tips for starting your own social enterprise.
Securing a production deal can feel like an exciting next step for any musician, but there are plenty of legal pitfalls that it's important to be aware of. Here are five key points that every musician should consider before they say yes to a production agreement.
ShowTex design and manufacture fabrics and drapes for theatre and live events. They supplied the mattresses, sheets and pillows for the ‘NHS’ segment of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
Andrej Bako is one half of electronic music duo Loop Ellington, which he set up with Andy Diagram. He spoke about how technology has enabled him to create and perform music in an affordable way.
Paul Alborough performs as Professor Elemental, a steampunk and 'chap hop' performer. He describes leaving full-time work to pursue his creative career, with advice for performers on developing a niche.
Performing artist Carol Leeming mentors young vocalist Mellow Baku. They spoke to Creative Choices about how the mentoring relationship benefits both of them.
Xander Hough is a Human Resources Advisor at the Barbican Centre, working to support recruitment and internships. He gave advice on how to find employment in an arts centre.
Choir leader, Lottie Greenhow, shares how modern Rock Choir has changed the traditional idea of a choir. She shares 5 ways to enhance your own singing
Nathan Lee has built a successful musical career with his unique method of playing the flute and beatboxing at the same time. He spoke to Creative Choices about how he got started.
"Deptford John" Armitage has worked as a guitar technician for a variety of big-name music acts. He spoke to Creative Choices about his career in music, and why he enjoys working backstage.
The Creative & Cultural Industries Team at Barking & Dagenham College won the 2018 Creative & Cultural Skills Training Provider of the Year Award. We spoke to Games, Art & Animation Course Leader and Creative Skills Project Co-ordinator, Katie Morgan, about their work and success.
Andrew Simper's admirers include Steve Duda, of the Nine Inch Nails and dance act Deadmau5, but he's not a performing musician. He writes the music software that these producers use to create hits.
Matthew Hunt is a clarinettist with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Ensemble 360, a Sheffield-based chamber group. He spoke about how he developed his career as a professional musician.
Starting as promotions coordinator for St George's in Bristol, Suzanne Rolt is now director of the music venue. She describes how she built up leadership skills for her work.
Working as a freelance musician allows you to play the music you want, with the people you want, when you want. You can structure your days and take on as much work that suits you.
Who are the different people that make a signed act work? This is an overview of the various roles that work with music artists – understand what they do and where you can fit in.
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