Musicians often seek jobs in performing or teaching music, but there is a wealth of other exciting vocational oppportunities in the music industry. This book explores the varied roles and routes to a career in music, and offers insights into how different skills and personalities suit different types of role. It features real-life case studies from high profile people across a range of professions, and provides advice on finding the right openings and progressing in your chosen field.
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Tim Elsenburg tells us about how he got into music and created a successful band.
John Kelleher tells us how he came to run a successful music department from scratch.
Sam Corkin tells us how he combines teaching with performing.
Chris Butler explains how he began his career in music to work his way up to Head of Publishing at a successful company.
Jenni Norey tells us how she decided to become an editor and what this involves.
Tom Farncombe explains what qualities you may need to help you enter the world of music publishing.
Gary Downing tells us his route into synch licensing and what exactly the job entails.
Greg Johnson discusses how he came to be working with social media in music and what he does on a day-to-day basis.