Naomi Palmer works at the Elastic Artists agency and represents DJs Gilles Peterson and Theo Parrish. She spoke about getting into artist representation and building a career as a music agent.
Simon Lovelace, founder of technical crew training company Crewclass, has seven tips for finding backstage technical work.
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.
Playing or singing in an ensemble is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable musical experiences and can be more artistically rewarding than playing as a soloist.
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.
Rolf Dragsta has been a piano tuner and technician for over 40 years. Here he shares some thoughts on the the profession, including why these skills are becoming increasingly sought after. You can also see him in action in this short film.
Thinking about applying for a job or work experience in the arts? Cynthia Fordham, Personnel Manager of English National Opera, spoke about the skills and qualities required.
Ed teaches people of all ages to sing, describing himself as "wildly passionate" about music. He explains how he became interested in community work as a profession and how Nina Simone was the person who got him into music.
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 in a recording studio is a popular career choice. But what skills do you need to break into this highly competitive industry? We spoke to David Stewart, Studio Manager of British Grove Studios.
Celeste Lazarenko is a successful opera singer. She’s sung roles in a Philip Glass opera and for the English National Opera. She’s performed in Hong Kong, across Europe and in her home country of Australia.
After discovering the recorder at school, Arun Ghosh became a jazz clarinettist, theatre composer, and music teacher. He spoke about his career, and the challenge of earning a living from several jobs.
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.
Hannah Standen is an Associate Producer for Artichoke, a creative company that stages arts spectacles and live events. She talks about working with Antony Gormley's ‘One And Other’ artwork, and how she became interested in producing art events.
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.
sevens7 are a live events company, specialising in event management, show production, tour support, event IT and brand activation. They’ve worked everything from large-scale summer festivals to the Diamond Jubilee.
Britannia Morton is Director of Visitor Services and Estates at Sadler's Wells. The department manages front-of-house, maintenance, security, health and safety, events and catering.
Tommy Four Seven got his first club residency at the age of 17 and has worked his way up to launching his own record label. He shared five pieces of advice for succeeding as a DJ.
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.
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.
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