Education & Skills

Careers In The Music Industry

There's never been a more exciting time to get a job in the music industry. Not only are the creative industries booming but careers in music are getting ever more varied. If you love music you can find your place.

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There’s never been a more exciting time to get a job in the music industry. Not only are the creative industries booming but careers in music are getting ever more varied. If you love music you can find your place.

Job Profiles

Want to work in the music industry? Below you’ll find more details about some of the variety of roles available within the music industry.

Do you play an instrument or sing? 

Do you like writing and creating songs or music?

Do you enjoy working with technology?

Do you like live events? 

Do you like working with people?

Do you like working with data? 

Are you a creative writer or designer?

Jobs & Opportunities

General

  • Arts Council England have job adverts from across the creative industries. Find out more here.
  • Arts Council Wales have job adverts from across the Welsh creative industries. Find out more here.
  • Music Business Worldwide have job adverts from across the music industry. Find out more here.
  • Handle are a recruitment company that specialise in the creative industries and have a range of roles advertised. Find out more here.
  • The Music Market have a range of job adverts from across the music industry. Find out more here.
  • BIY People & Talent provides tailored HR, Recruitment & People Development advice to companies across music and creative industries, because one size doesn’t fit all, and bigger isn’t always better.

Labels

  • Beggars Group is one of the world’s largest, most influential independent label groups. Find out more about careers at Beggars Group here.
  • Sony Music are one of the mayor worldwide record labels. Find out more about careers at Sony here.
  • AIM are the UK trade body for independent record labels and they have a range of job adverts from their members here.

Live

  • AEG is a global sporting and music entertainment promoter. Find out more about careers at AEG here.
  • Live Nation the worlds-largest venue operator and events promoter. Find out more about careers at Live Nation here.

Collective Management Organisation’s

  • PPL collect and distribute revenue for performers and recording rightsholders. Find out more about careers at PPL here.

Publishing

  • MPA, the UK trade body for music publishers, has job adverts for their members. Find out more about a career in publishing here.

Trade Bodies

  • BPI are the UK trade body for record labels. Find out more about a career at the BPI here.

Top Tips

UK Music Director Of Education & Skills, Dr. Oliver Morris, hosted a panel on pathways and careers in the music industry with a range of music industry professionals.

Paul Latham, former COO of Live Nation, shares his top 5 top tips on how to make it in the music industry.

More Careers Resources

  • Discover Creative Careers has creative careers resources for students and parents here.
  • Musicians’ Union have career development advice for musicians here.
  • Silvia Gargiulo, founder of BIY People and Talent, shares her top tips for getting a job in the music industry. Read here.