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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.
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.
Bands and musicians need to market themselves, but creating an online fan base can be time-consuming. Start with these five simple stages to online marketing.
Fay Fullerton is Head of Production Costume at The Royal Opera House. She describes how she got into the industry, with advice for people wanting to get into costume careers.
Mike Anderson founded Starfish Designs after making a traditional Scottish harp for his daughter. Now he sells instruments worldwide and spoke about how he achieved this business success.
Music mangers Billy Grant and Rob Stuart founded recording label 2Point9, and later Jayded Entertainment Ltd. They’re responsible for the internationally successful artist Jay Sean, who recently had a number one single in America.
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.
Between rigs, fresnels and gobos, stage lighting can seem endlessly complex to those of us starting out. We’d be lying if we said it was simple, but that doesn’t mean you need ‘expert’ status in order to effectively light a dramatic scene or performance.
Anyone can be a producer – all you need is absolute determination to get a show on stage, a source of money to back you, a network of the best possible creative talent, access to a theatre, skills in budgeting and marketing, and the luck of being in the right place with the right show at the right time.
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.
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.
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.
Working in performance does not always provide a constant income. Most artists balance a variety of part-time roles and should always consider sources of future income.
Have you ever gone to a gig and wished you were working on it? Or maybe you’ve gone to a festival and wondered how it was all put together? Live music is a huge part of the music industry and there are lots of opportunities for getting involved.
Many of today’s musicians, producers and DJs build a varied ‘portfolio’ career combining performance, teaching, and a range of other music and non-music activities.
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.
Singer and songwriter Netsayi began entering singing competitions at the age of 10, but didn’t consider a career in music until later. She spoke about her career journey.
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.
How can a musician get signed to a record label? Marcus Taylor, founder of TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk, shares his insight into how you can approach a label.
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