Chasing A Career In Music: The Lowdown

Many people have aspirations of working in the music industry. However, have you ever thought about how to actually get onto this career path?

By Abbie, London · March 15, 2019


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Music is a universal piece of art, but how are you going to achieve your dreams of working in this competitive industry?

How do you get into the music industry?

During school work experience, it would be a great idea to see if you could work at a music studio, a radio station or a music label.

You could also attend the BRIT school. This is a performing arts school for children aged 14 to 19. Many successful people previously attend this school, including Adele, Jessie J and Ella Eyre.


What else could you do within the music industry?

The great thing about the music industry is that it’s not all about singing. Other career options could include becoming a songwriter, record producer, recording engineer or a music teacher.


Can you make a reliable living from it?

The average working musician earns $35,300 (£27,422.28) annually, making the income higher than many jobs. However, this all depends on your popularity and following within the industry.


Is it the job for me?

If your interests are very musically based, then this might be for you. People who enjoy listening to music may be interested in being a music producer. Or, if you enjoy singing, a vocalist may be right for you. Look closely at where your interests lie and see what fits a music career.