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Landing A Job In The Music Industry in 2023

music career Jan 02, 2023

Music Industry Careers in 2023

2023, the upcoming year could be a wonderful year, to completely change your music career or it could be just another year of searching for opportunities and not getting enough. It depends on your actions, as an aspiring musician, on how to navigate the music industry and get ahold of valuable chances to make your presence known! 


Here are a few suggestions and areas in which you could try to land a job in the music industry in 2023. 




One of the most obvious approaches to the music industry could be to perform yourself. Regardless of the fact that this is a popular way into the industry, the steady expansion of the digital world has created a plethora of new opportunities. If you are a singer, songwriter, and performer, who makes his music, then this is the hardest as well as the most satisfying career path you could walk on. Read our blog article 7 Things Every Aspiring Musician Should Know.



However, would you rather be involved behind the scenes? During the composing or development stages? If you're considering a music career that revolves solely around the making of tunes, you have a plethora of choices. Despite the struggles that performers face today, there are greater possibilities than ever before to have your tunes listened to and shared as an aspiring musician. If you're particularly keen on producing music, there seem to be numerous job opportunities available to you. Similar to any facet of the music business, it's essential to gain as much knowledge as you can in the area you're willing to take part. 

Music Marketing

If you are a PR person, but you are interested in discovering music as well as promoting good music, you could get into the field of music marketing. Virtual entertainment has opened up another division of music occupations that probably wouldn’t have existed a couple of years prior. 



Many significant record companies offer their signed musicians a lot of promotion strategies and social media assistance. The previous 10 years or so have seen the introduction of various companies that give social media boost to artists who need it.  To know more about music marketing, check out our article on Top 9 Music Marketing Strategies in 2022


Opportunities with Record Companies


Trying to work at a record label is a famous path for ambitious young music industry experts because it provides a wide range of employment opportunities. The majority of labels will be divided into departments such as marketing, artist coordination, A&R, and procedures. Speaking of record labels, read our article on Record Label Contracts: Types You Should Know 



A few companies also provide internship programs, which provide incredible industry knowledge and experience while also assisting you in determining if this is the perfect career for your needs and getting you that very first climb up the ladder if you decide to proceed in this path. 




Several of the relatively large record labels and music publishers also offer Artist Management. Management roles provide a practical learning experience in the industry while also mandating outstanding interpersonal skills in addition to being extremely flexible and structured.



Aside from the great labor, you'll be actively working with performers and performing one of the most thrilling roles in the sector, so it's certainly worth looking for any management internship opportunities or entry-level position roles if this is something you'd be keen on.


Journalism - But With Music


Journalism is a field that is vastly expanding, especially with different modes and formats that are simply not restricted to print media. There’s online journalism, broadcast, radio, and the popularly growing podcast journalism. But music journalism, in particular, is a field that is relatively new and has a lot of space for different people. 




Giving the spine to the unrecorded music industry, columnists and photo journalists keep us in the loop about who is trending these days, whose music should be more out there, and so on. These in-the-field occupations permit you to make money as well as go to heaps of gigs, ideal for music fans. 


The music industry is vast, and so is the spectrum of any career path you could choose. Make sure you are up and about for the digitally advanced world of occupations! 


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