42 Job profiles in total for Music

Working to represent performers and individuals.


Agents in theatre & dance, film and television work to represent performers and individuals. Agents can also supply artists for corporate and private events. Their clients may include actors, singers, dancers or supporting artists.

Angharad Lee, Cyfarwyddwr llawrydd Asiant Creadigol

Angharad Lee Cyfarwyddwr llawrydd Asiant Creadigol gydag ACW Cyfarwyddwr Artistig Leeway Productions Darlithydd ym Mhrifysgol Cymru y Drindod Dewi Sant

Backstage crew need to be able to unload scenery, maintain and repair the 'flying' equipment and scenery.

Backstage crew

Building sets, helping create props and operating equipment, the backstage crew support the designers and performers with the running of the show.

Working in cinemas, theatres and concert halls.

Box office staff

Box office staff work in cinemas, theatres and concert halls. They are responsible for taking bookings and payments for tickets. Box office staff also arrange for group visits and discounts. They may also advise on seating for people with disabilities or special needs.

Get experience of as many different types of dance as possible.


Choreographers create routines and movement sequences for singers and musicians to perform.

Ensemble 360, a Sheffield-based chamber group. Photography by Benjamin Ealovega

Classical musician

Classical musicians perform, compose or conduct music. They are trained to an extremely high standard in one or more instruments. A classical musician primarily plays an instrument or sings live. They may also record classical music, do session work for backing tracks, conduct performances, or write music.

Tim Brown is the founder and Managing Director of the community music organization Raw Material.

Community musician

Community musicians are musicians who work with individuals or groups to make music. They can function as a cross between community development workers and music tutors. Their work may be wholly based around developing musical ability. Community musicians also have a responsibility to achieve social goals through musical activity.


Music composers write new scores for individuals, groups and orchestras. They apply knowledge of musical elements such as rhythm, melody and texture to their work. Some composers also write songs and lyrics.

Education staff (music)

Education staff workers in the music sector support the work of teachers and development officer. They work in music related venues to enable visitors to ensure an educational experience. They may work with individual children or visitors, small groups or a whole class. The work often involves helping children and other visitors by explaining specific activities to them. They may also support children to make sense of a performance.

Clive Selwyn, musician and performer


Entertainers perform for the enjoyment for crowds or groups of people at a function.

Events management is a very popular and competitive career.

Events Management

Events managers organise every aspect of live events, including concerts and outdoor events including festivals. This includes all kinds of music from classical to pop.

Licensing and royalty collection

Licensing and royalty collection staff officers in the music industry collect royalties owed to them.

Lighting for live music makes use of lasers, strobes, spots, LED clusters and video screens.

Lighting Designer

Lighting designers plan the lighting for live events.

Music conductor

Music conductors help groups of instrumentalists and singers to interpret and perform pieces of music. They work to prepare musical scores for performance. Furthermore, the conductor forms clear ideas about how a piece of music should sound. They then lead a group of performers and help them to realise these ideas. They ensure that performers understand their roles and play and sing well together, producing the right notes at the right speed.

Philip Bateman is a musical director and singing coach. He teaches songs, arranges vocal harmonies, conducts cast and band for a musical.

Music director

Music directors are responsible for making the creative decisions associated with a live performance.

Music manager

Managers in the music industry promote and plan an artist’s career. These can be singers, musicians, performers or anyone else working in the music or creative industries. Music Managers market and promote the artists to further their careers.

Live music is an essential element to musical theatre. Images: Britten Sinfonia

Music performer

Performers in the music industry are musicians. They include singers, classical and popular musicians and backing or support performers who perform in front of a live audience at a show or concert.

Music programmer

Programmers in the music industry are responsible for arranging the artistic activities of artists or venues. They can work for individual artists, groups, bands, companies, or a venue (e.g. club, concert hall or opera house).

Music publisher

Music publishers develop and protect the music that songwriters and composers make. Music publishers play a vital role in the development of new music. They take care of the business side of the music making process. This allows composers and songwriters to concentrate on their creative work. The business is diverse and demands a variety of skills.

Music talent scout

A music talent scout is responsible for bringing new talent into an organisation. The talent could include actors, models or musicians. Within the music industry talent scouts are usually grouped under “Artists and Repertoire (A&R)”.

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