Make an informed career choice
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:
Music and lyrics are composed for a multitude of platforms including, plays, tv and radio, films and for YouTube.
Musical events include live performances, reality shows, college performances and advertising jingles.
Producers work with recording studios, sounds engineers and music labels in order to create performances and recordings for artists.
Expertise in specific music genres is required, especially for radio and video.
Manage the careers of artists and musical groups.
Teach music in schools and music academies and can also manage musical performances.
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.