Fancy being the next Adele or Ed Sheeran? While artists may be the most visible of careers in this industry, there are many others behind the scenes for those with a love for music, which don’t necessarily include performing; composing, songwriting, promoting or teaching, are all areas you can consider. 

Whilst making it ‘big’ will obviously result in some very large pay days, only the few lucky ones will make it to this level. However, there is still a good living to be made within this industry, even for those that don’t quite make it to rich and famous. Talent, hard work and a passion for music go a long way for those looking to establish their career in this market, which also often delivers the opportunity to travel.

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Skills required

  • Confidence in front of an audience
  • Creativity
  • Good communication skills
  • Dedication

Example career options

  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Music Teacher
  • Live Events Manager
  • Music Label Executive
  • DJ