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Tune in to a career in music

By Richa Dwivedi Saklani

This is an opportune moment to consider music as a career. Music is a $15-billion global industry that comprises digital sales, managing musical performances and operating mixing consoles. Here is a list of possible jobs:

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Music composers and song-writers

Music and lyrics are composed for a multitude of platforms including, plays, tv and radio, films and for YouTube.

Singers and performers

Musical events include live performances, reality shows, college performances and advertising jingles.

Music producers

Producers work with recording studios, sounds engineers and music labels in order to create performances and recordings for artists.

Music jockeys

Expertise in specific music genres is required, especially for radio and video.

Music managers

Manage the careers of artists and musical groups.

Music teachers

Teach music in schools and music academies and can also manage musical performances.

Sound engineers

Tasks include recording live music, and editing studio sound, and working with gadgets!

“Being a musician is very different from doing a day job since there is no predictability when it comes to when and where your next pay-check will come from. It’s the ones who stick around and make opportunities for themselves, get out of bed and learn that tune or write a song, who will ultimately ‘make it’.” - Nikhil D’Souza, playback singer, songwriter and guitarist.

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Leading international institutes include the Berklee College of Music, Massachusetts and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden.