Music Management

22 Job profiles in total for Music Management

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

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.

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.

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.

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)”.

Stephen Thomson, bow maker

Musical and audio repairs

Musical instrument repairers and tuners maintain instruments and equipment. Their work gives the item a high quality of sound. Musical instrument repairers work on a wide range of musical instruments. Most specialise in one instrument such as a piano. Others have knowledge of a group of instruments such as woodwind (clarinet, flute, oboe and saxophone).

Musical instruments and audio equipment distribution

Musical instruments and audio equipment distributors ensure that these products are available to retail stores. Many musical instruments, particularly electronic instruments and equipment are manufactured abroad and imported. The distributor's job is to ensure that these are available to retailers. They must also inform retailers on the availability of certain items.

Producer (live events)

Producers of live events are responsible for running successful live spectacles. The producer works on live shows and events in the music industry such as concerts and music festivals. They must coordinate technical staff and performers to ensure everything runs smoothly. They have to have high quality acts and performers for a successful event. Live events may be one-offs or regular annual events. They can be held in indoor and outdoor music venues of all sizes.

Junior Alli, sound technician.

Producer-engineer (music)

A producer's role is to pull together the separate parts of a sound recording. Producers work with bands, or make decisions on the types of musicians required to record a piece of music. They also make decisions on the type of recording process to use and the budget available.

Extensive experience in live events is essential.

Production Manager

Production managers have overall responsibility for managing the logistics of live events.

Record label manager

In the music industry, record label managers carry out a range of functions.

Record retail manager

A record retail manager manages either an online or physical music store. They sell records, videos, MP3s and other products associated with recorded music. They are responsible for the day-to-day running of a store, and aim to improve its commercial performance.

Recording industry producer

Recording industry producers organise all aspects of a recording session. Most operate in the traditional way of working with performers in a recording studio. They often do this with the assistance of a sound engineer. Others use their own equipment to try out ideas. They then apply these using a commercial recording studio for the final recording.

Rheolwr Teithiau

Mae rheolwyr teithiau’n gyfrifol am gynllunio a threfnu logisteg (sef symud offer a phobl) band, cerddorfa, côr neu artist cerddorol pan fydd ar daith, a sicrhau bod popeth yn digwydd yn esmwyth ac o fewn y terfynau amser.

Sales staff (music)

Sales staff in music work directly in shops or retail outlets with customers. They answer queries, give information and sell products. Sales staff in music can also work for suppliers of musical instruments and equipment. They may sell to retailers or directly, offering advice and demonstrating instruments and equipment.

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