Musician job profile | Prospects.ac.uk (2023)

Musicians are composers, conductors or performers of music, and use their skills to pursue a creative role in a variety of settings

You could be a composer, instrumentalist or a singer performing either in the studio or to a live audience.

You may work alone, as a freelance artist, in collaboration with others, or as a salaried member of a:

  • band
  • choir
  • theatrical ensemble
  • opera company
  • orchestra.

Competition in this field is high, so you'll need to dedicate hours of practice to maintain and develop your skills - whatever your preferred style.

Responsibilities

As there are many genres of music, some activities will differ depending on your area of expertise. However, you'll typically need to:

  • perform at concerts, festivals, theatres and other music venues
  • participate in recording sessions
  • practise regularly
  • attend rehearsals and plan performances
  • prepare for auditions
  • look after your instrument and/or voice
  • set up/tune your instrument and other equipment, arranging for its transportation if required
  • compose new songs and music
  • promote your act by making demos, using social media, setting up your own website, and contacting agents and record companies
  • handle the administration of business activities such as handling accounts, negotiating fees and organising distribution of your recordings both offline and online
  • seek out new venues in which to perform
  • arrange gigs and tours either yourself or through a manager or agent
  • deliver educational work in schools, businesses and the wider community.

Salary

  • Your income will vary widely depending on, for example, whether you're working freelance or as part of an orchestra, or whether you're performing a gig in a pub or in a concert venue.
  • You would normally negotiate gig fees on a case-by-case basis. However, the Musicians' Union (MU) provides minimum casual stage rates for groups performing on stage (usually in a theatre or concert venue) ranging from £164 to £182.75 (for a single performance plus rehearsal on the same day), as well as a national gig rate for groups performing in pubs, clubs and functions ranging from £139.50 to £186.
  • In orchestras, your salary will depend on the orchestra you work for, your grade and experience. For example, salaries for BBC orchestra players can range from £30,000 to £55,000. Rates for freelance orchestral concerts range from £167.50 to £191.

The MU has guidance on rates for employed and self-employed orchestral musicians, gigs and live engagements, session musicians, and musicians working in theatre.

Increases in income will depend on your genre, experience and skill, the type of venue you play in, your popularity and the general economic climate.

For salaried musicians, extra payments can be made for overtime, concert fees, recordings, porterage of large instruments and travel expenses. In some instances, you may also be paid an additional fee for rehearsal. Royalties may be additionally paid if the music has been registered with the PPL or PRS for Music.

Figures are intended as a guide only. See the MU and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) for more information on fees and rates for musicians.

Working hours

You won't have a regular Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm work pattern. Rehearsals usually take place during the day and performances in the evenings, though this can vary.

Studio recordings can take place late into the evening.

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Private practice can take place any time of the day or night.

What to expect

  • It takes time, skill, practice and dedication to develop a reputation as a musician and you'll be expected to learn in your own time.
  • You may need to diversify and branch out into other styles of music in order to enhance your employability. You may also have to take on other work, for example teaching music either to individual pupils or peripatetic teaching in schools/colleges, to enhance your income as a performer.
  • Performing and auditioning can be stressful for some musicians, and performance-related psychology can be helpful. Repetitive strain injuries are not uncommon.
  • It's relatively common to spend time away from home, sometimes for long periods, both in the UK and abroad. This goes hand in hand with touring companies or going on tour with your band. You'll need to be flexible and travel where the work takes you, whether this is freelance or contract work.
  • A limited number of orchestral posts are available and tend to be in the larger cities. There are opportunities for singers and instrumentalists to audition throughout Europe and beyond.

Qualifications

Although you don't need a degree in music to become a musician, for some genres, such as the classical repertoire, it is highly regarded. Experience and overall musicianship are paramount.

Most musicians start learning an instrument or singing from an early age. This is particularly true of classical musicians, who take graded music exams, including theory, before going on to further training at a conservatoire (music college) or university.

Conservatoires differ from universities as they focus more on performance-led diplomas or degrees, with an emphasis on practical skills. You'll be expected to work a full week with performances and workshops usually held in the evening or at the weekend. You must also be prepared to practise in your own time. Entry is via audition and undergraduate courses last three or four years. There are also postgraduate courses available. See UCAS - Conservatoires for information on courses and to apply.

There are also many universities offering music degrees - visit UCAS for details and to apply. Some courses focus more on the academic side of music so do your research to make sure the course matches your career aims.

Relevant qualifications and graded exams are also provided by organisations such as The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Rockschool Music.

Competition is tough in the industry, but a love for your style of music combined with the determination to succeed should improve your chances. Entry to full-time posts in orchestras is particularly competitive and you'll usually need to build a musical career incorporating performance work in a number of different settings and groups, teaching and arranging music.

Skills

You'll need to have:

  • motivation, determination and perseverance
  • confidence in performing before an audience
  • stamina and dedication to continue practising every day
  • reliability and flexibility as you'll need to work long and irregular hours
  • the ability to work well as part of a team
  • creativity
  • self-discipline and good time management
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • patience, understanding and resilience, to take on board criticism and accept rejection
  • attention to detail.

You'll also need business and marketing skills as many musicians work on a self-employed or freelance basis.

Work experience

Whatever your genre of music, you'll need to get practical experience. Get involved with relevant orchestras, choirs, music societies, bands and solo musicians at university and in your local area. Introduce yourself to as many musicians as possible, use any professional contacts you make and keep up with social media to promote yourself and showcase your work. For more information on how to promote yourself, see the MU's advice on marketing yourself.

Networking is vital as opportunities are often discovered via word of mouth, and personal recommendations can sometimes lead to auditions. Take any opportunity that arises to gain experience - by doing so, you'll build your confidence and professional network and extend your repertoire. Examples of where to gain this experience include:

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  • playing for amateur orchestras
  • attending auditions
  • entering talent competitions
  • playing at festivals
  • playing gigs
  • joining student society music groups.

Entry is usually through an audition. Where appropriate, keep a record of when different organisations audition by closely following their website or calling them in person. For example, some orchestras and opera houses hold auditions on a yearly basis, while others only audition when a current member leaves.

See BBC Introducing Music for information on how to get started.

Find out more about the different kinds of work experience and internships that are available.

Employers

Many professional musicians, regardless of their genre, are self-employed, with the exception of some classical musicians, who are occasionally employed as a full or part-time member of a specific orchestra.

There is a great variety of orchestras and ensembles in the UK and they differ in terms of size, style, location and repertoire. Employers include ballet, symphony, opera and chamber orchestras, some of which will be large enough to employ musicians on full-time contracts. For a list of member orchestras and ensembles see the Association of British Orchestras (ABO).

As a popular musician you could form part of a band, a backing group or be a solo performer. You'll generally need to work in another role and play part time until you become successful.

The most common employers of classical singers are opera companies, although as there are very few professional choirs opportunities can be limited. Some of the larger choral societies employ opera singers for solo and oratorio work.

There is also occasional work offered by independent fixers for recording sessions and outdoor performances. Freelance musicians or permanent staff can take on this ad-hoc work.

Organists are attached to a specific cathedral or church and their full-time post may also include the role of choirmaster and director of music. The majority of organists will work part time and combine their role with teaching at an associated school or conducting a local choral society.

Other employers of musicians include holiday camps, cruise ships, theatre companies and the Corps of Army Music (military music for the British Army and wider defence community).

Look for job vacancies at:

You can also visit the ABO website and search individual orchestral and opera company websites.

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Although some jobs and auditions are advertised in the music and entertainment press, one of the most common ways to learn of vacancies is via word of mouth and networking.

It's also possible to find work through an agent or manager.

You could also produce a demo CD, DVD or MP3 of your music to send to recording companies.

Professional development

You'll need to continue training to improve your performance and professional development throughout your working life. This is achieved through practising every day and performing, as well as by taking lessons with private music teachers.

Further training and support is available from a range of organisations and professional bodies related to your genre of music, for example:

These organisations provide a range of professional development opportunities such as training courses, qualifications and seminars, as well as access to advice, awards and bursaries.

The ISM and the MU provide members with access to careers and business advice on issues such as fees and contracts, as well as networking and professional development opportunities.

Funding and grants may be available to help further develop your skills. See Help Musicians UK for information on funding opportunities through their Creative Programme.

It's also worth reading the specialist press for your area of music, such as Music Week, to keep up to date with what is happening in the industry.

Career prospects

Establishing a career as a musician can be difficult as it's a very competitive area of work. It's not always possible to work full time as a musician, particularly at the start of your career, and you'll need talent, determination and perseverance to succeed.

There isn't a great deal of movement within the orchestral profession, so bottlenecks do occur and progression can be slow. Movement to another orchestra may be the only way to advance in this situation. With experience you may be able to progress to principal player or section leader. This is likely to involve extra duties such as organising a section of the orchestra, editing the music and discussing options with conductors.

Solo performers may start their career within an orchestra or amateur choir and then progress to become a soloist, but very often they start their career from day one as a solo performer with a mixture of freelance solo work and teaching. You'll receive more work as you build your reputation.

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Once you've gained experience in the popular music industry, you may decide to move into the business side as a producer, manager or writer or you could work for a record company.

It's also possible to develop your career as a composer or conductor, start your own ensemble or move into related areas of work such as music education, administration or community arts work.

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What is the demand for a musician? ›

Summary
Quick Facts: Musicians and Singers
On-the-job TrainingLong-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2021151,300
Job Outlook, 2021-314% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2021-316,400
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16 Sept 2022

Is musician a good career choice? ›

Is a career in music a good move? Of course, it is if you want a highly rewarding career where you get to perform music every day and do what you love. It is worth it, but you better be prepared to put the work in. It is not an easy ride, but once you get the taste for it, you won't look back.

What is the career path for a musician? ›

In terms of career options, singers and musicians may be the most visible jobs in music, but you could carve out a career in a number of areas including performing, songwriting, composing, live music entertainment, music education, music production, artist management, marketing and PR or music journalism.

Is Linkedin worth it for musicians? ›

They are useful places to make new connections and put your face and profile in front of people who can make a difference to your career. While you might be tempted to simply join group of other musicians, it's important to look beyond this to all areas of the music industry.

What is the outlook of being a musician? ›

Employment of musicians and singers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 20,800 openings for musicians and singers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

What percentage of musicians make a living? ›

And 42% said they earned all of their income from music. That means more than 2,100 musicians in this study are full-time musicians. Thats a full-time income in many U.S. cities today.

Why Being a musician is the best job? ›

The universal life skills you pick up

Aside from the cognitive benefits of playing music, making a living as a musician teaches you about all kinds of business and communication skills (that could even be used later in life should you want to try your hand in another industry).

What is the highest paying job in the music industry? ›

Here we break down the Top 5 highest paying music career jobs in 2022.
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  • Job Title: Recording Engineer. Music Degree: Electronic Music Production and Sound Design. ...
  • Job Title: Music Professor. ...
  • Job Title: Music Therapist. ...
  • Job Title: Music Director or Composer.
3 Jun 2022

Is being a musician a career? ›

Musicians primary job is to perform or sing for live audiences or in recording studios. Styles can vary (for instance, rap, hip hop, rock, jazz, classical, country, folk, etc.). Musicians often start their careers to build up their reputation by performing at clubs, weddings, or other music venues.

How do I get a job in the music industry UK? ›

Seven top tips on breaking into the music industry:
  1. Get work experience. These professionals say getting work experience is a great way in. ...
  2. Write your own blog. ...
  3. Consider practical study courses. ...
  4. Find a way in. ...
  5. Know what makes you tick. ...
  6. Be passionate about what you do. ...
  7. Don't be afraid to ask for advice.

Should artists make a LinkedIn? ›

Overall, if used properly, LinkedIn can be extremely helpful to an artist's career and I strongly suggest that an artist create a free account and begin networking along with other industry professionals to extend their network, influence and most of all, their professional career.

How do I promote my music on LinkedIn? ›

Add your social media links: when you list your experience on LinkedIn, attach photos/videos/audio links to each experience. Examples: your band's YouTube page link; your choral performance YouTube link; or even a link to the music company website you were or still are associated with...

Can you put music on a LinkedIn Post? ›

Yes, you can add music to your LinkedIn videos, just be sure to use music to which you have legal rights.

Do you need a degree to be a musician? ›

You generally do not need a degree to become a musician; persistent, life-long training is usually how individuals develop the skills needed. While not essential to a career in music, formal training may help you improve your skills and increase your chances of landing a job as a studio musician or orchestra member.

Are session musicians in demand? ›

A session musician can be hired by anybody that needs to record music: a band, music producer, music contractor, even a video producer. Therefore, their duties vary based on a type of job he or she is hired for, but their skills remain in high demand.

How many hours do musicians work? ›

But it usually averages out to around 6 hours a day, 6 out of 7 days a week. On Sundays, I take a break and only do 1 hour of maintenance practice. So that comes out to about 37 hours practice a week, and about 26 days of serious practice in a month. I practice in my apartment, or in a hotel room if I'm traveling.

What are the odds of being a successful musician? ›

90% of ALL artists fail. Yes, even the talented ones. This is because your success as a musician isn't down to talent.

How much do musicians earn in the UK? ›

The average salary for a musician is £19,365 per year, although this primarily considers those working for companies and record labels rather than working independently. For example, employers may look for talented musicians to play in marching bands or even orchestras.

Is being a musician realistic? ›

Leaving age aside, becoming a full-time professional musician is not a realistic goal for almost anyone. All aspects of the field are hyper-competitive — even for low-paying jobs, which most are. Even among exceptionally talented musicians, very few "make it".

Is music a talent or skill? ›

Music is a field in which the word “talent” is bandied about a lot: the world is full of “talented” violinists, conductors, and rock guitarists. Obviously no one is born with the ability to play the violin; like everyone else, a talented person must learn the instrument.

Is being a musician stressful? ›

Professional musicians all deal with varying levels of stress. National and international tours, performance anxiety, a hectic schedule, and separation from friends and family for long periods of time are just some of the unique challenges musicians face.

Does music affect your health? ›

Research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.

Is it hard to get into the music industry? ›

The music industry is very competitive and one of the more difficult industries to break into, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Whether you are a Music Producer, Engineer, or Artist, you still may have what it takes to break into the music industry if you work hard and take the necessary steps.

How long does it take to become a professional musician? ›

How long does it take to become a musician? Becoming a professional musician can take anywhere from three to ten years. Some people might take longer or shorter than this, but it's going to take some time and serious hard work.

What is a musician salary? ›

The average Musician salary is $44,231 as of September 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $34,275 and $52,782. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

What are the disadvantages of music? ›

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  • Music can make the mind forgetful.
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Is being a musician a business? ›

Successfully working as a musician is a full-time job and should be treated as such. When you get paid to play music, you are a business, and you must register in the state where you live and work. To understand why musicians should register as a business, let's discuss a worst-case scenario.

Does age matter in the music industry? ›

The truth is you are never too old to get started making music. The only exception is if you want to be a pop star and get signed to a major label. If that isn't you, then age is not a barrier at all to having success in the new music industry.

Is music production a stable career? ›

Music production can definitely be a good career, and one that pays well! You can also earn a lot of money if you are good at it. However, you will need to have a fair amount of skill, patience and dedication. Don't focus on getting it right in the beginning.

What is the difference between an artist and a musician? ›

An artist is someone with a vision who is able to create music or be able to contribute to music creation. A musician, on the other hand, is someone who plays instruments, writes, and performs music. While all musicians are artists, all artists may not necessarily be musicians.

Is a music business degree worth it? ›

Music business degrees can absolutely be worth your while as a progressing musician. The right degree choice might just transform your career. The practical skills in financial management, music licensing, law, marketing proposals, sound tech and production will not only make you a better musician, however.

What do musicians do all day? ›

Musicians perform, compose, conduct, arrange, and teach music. Performing musicians may work alone or as part of a group, or ensemble. They may play before live audiences in clubs or auditoriums, or they may perform on television or radio, in motion pictures, or in a recording studio.

What skills does a musician need? ›

Skills
  • motivation, determination and perseverance.
  • confidence in performing before an audience.
  • stamina and dedication to continue practising every day.
  • reliability and flexibility as you'll need to work long and irregular hours.
  • the ability to work well as part of a team.
  • creativity.
  • self-discipline and good time management.

How do you become a musician UK? ›

Typically, you will have to:
  1. Perform at concerts, festivals, theatres and other music venues.
  2. Take part in recording sessions.
  3. Attend rehearsals.
  4. Prepare for auditions.
  5. Manage and maintain your instrument and/or voice.
  6. Compose new music.
  7. Manage business administration around advertising, fees and distribution.

How do I get a job in the music industry with no experience? ›

Consider getting an internship. Music industry internships often provide individuals with practical experience working in their desired field and also sometimes lead to full-time job positions. Consider looking for internship opportunities through local organizations and on online job boards.

What's the best way to get into the music industry? ›

Follow these steps to increase your chances of breaking into the music industry:
  1. Consider your choices. ...
  2. Make connections. ...
  3. Prepare for the process. ...
  4. Create an online presence. ...
  5. Perform often. ...
  6. Find a mentor. ...
  7. Gain internship experience. ...
  8. Embrace your passion.

Why do people want to work in the music industry? ›

Many people in the music industry are there because it's their passion. This is an industry where people can creatively express themselves whilst working. If music is your passion, following these steps can make it easier to enter the industry successfully.

What social media platform is best for artists? ›

We have created a list of 10 social networks for artists to explore in 2022!
  • DeviantArt. Founded in August 2000, DeviantArt is the largest online social network. ...
  • Artstation. ...
  • Renderosity. ...
  • Behance. ...
  • Dribbble. ...
  • Discord. ...
  • Twitch. ...
  • Artist Network.
15 Feb 2022

How can I grow my network as an artist? ›

Here are nine strategies you can use to improve your networking skills as an artist:
  1. Build a database of connections. ...
  2. Submit art to diverse venues. ...
  3. Keep a current online portfolio. ...
  4. Talk to visitors at your events. ...
  5. Build connections with other artists. ...
  6. Use social media. ...
  7. Create a narrative. ...
  8. Use business cards.
11 Mar 2022

Is there an alternative to Instagram for artists? ›

Or even display it at all? Alternative social media platforms such as Behance, YouPic, Exposure, VERO, and Tumblr are designed for artistic communities and gather experts, critiques, and famous artists. Maybe you'll get fewer likes and comments, but you can be sure that those you do get will be worthwhile.

Is LinkedIn worth it for musicians? ›

They are useful places to make new connections and put your face and profile in front of people who can make a difference to your career. While you might be tempted to simply join group of other musicians, it's important to look beyond this to all areas of the music industry.

Is LinkedIn good for musicians? ›

Join Industry Groups

LinkedIn, much like Facebook, lets you join industry-specific groups, which is great for musicians. You can easily find and connect with like-minded individuals by joining all kinds of music-related groups.

Is there a LinkedIn for musicians? ›

The new Jammcard is streamlined, focused and it works more like a musicians-only LinkedIn, complete with “cards” that work like mobile-first resumes for those whose experience is best understood through YouTube videos and recordings, as opposed to more traditional descriptions of job titles and responsibilities.

Is it legal to share YouTube videos on LinkedIn? ›

Hyperlinking (a regular link) to a YouTube video is not infringing on any copyright laws because the video does not appear on your site. Similarly, you can post links to any web page without asking permission from the owners.

Can I use copyrighted music on LinkedIn? ›

You can't just use whatever music you like

Copyright is the exclusive right that the authors of music tracks and their record companies have. Virtually any song you listen to in your daily life is protected by copyright law, and to use it without permission is to violate the law.

Should YouTube videos have background music? ›

Using background music helps to boost the production value and cohesiveness of your video. Viewers want a professional video that flows well and is well-constructed. And background music is the bridge that allows the video to transition smoothly between different ideas or scenes, especially when you have a jump cut.

What is a musician salary? ›

The average Musician salary is $44,231 as of September 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $34,275 and $52,782. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

How do you create demand for music? ›

How do you create demand for your music?
  1. Write great songs. Not just good songs, but great ones that fans will want to share.
  2. Perform great live shows. ...
  3. Build a fanbase. ...
  4. Communicate. ...
  5. Engage with your fans. ...
  6. Invest in smart marketing. ...
  7. Take the long view.
5 Aug 2021

What do professional musicians get paid? ›

Musician Salary

Musicians make $57,257 per year on average, or $27.53 per hour, in the United States. Musicians on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $127,000.

How do I start a career as a musician? ›

How to become a musician
  1. Decide what type of musician you want to be. There are various types of musicians, and each type requires a certain set of skills and experience. ...
  2. Pick an instrument. ...
  3. Take music lessons. ...
  4. Practice on a regular basis. ...
  5. Join a band. ...
  6. Record your music. ...
  7. Don't give up.

How many hours a day do musicians work? ›

But it usually averages out to around 6 hours a day, 6 out of 7 days a week. On Sundays, I take a break and only do 1 hour of maintenance practice. So that comes out to about 37 hours practice a week, and about 26 days of serious practice in a month. I practice in my apartment, or in a hotel room if I'm traveling.

Where do musicians make the most money? ›

Well, here you go - 10 major revenue streams that'll make up the bulk of any artist's income.
  • CHAPTERS. Streaming Royalties.
  • Music Publishing.
  • Merchandise.
  • Touring & Live Shows.
  • Physical Sales.
  • Sync Deals.
  • Brand Partnerships.
  • Crowdfunding.
21 Feb 2022

How do I market myself as a musician? ›

How to Promote Your Music
  1. Work on digital marketing. ...
  2. Create an electronic press kit. ...
  3. Create a website. ...
  4. Host your music on streaming platforms. ...
  5. Use email marketing. ...
  6. Pitch yourself to music blogs. ...
  7. Reach out to playlist curators. ...
  8. Connect with fans through live shows.
16 Feb 2022

How do you get noticed in the music industry? ›

Top tips on being discovered
  1. Register your band for as many websites as possible, for example SoundCloud, Facebook, Last.fm, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter.
  2. Get on new websites as soon as they launch. ...
  3. Get your music out there. ...
  4. Ask for feedback from people, but don't get angry if the reaction is negative.

How do you market your music 2022? ›

14 Ways To Promote Your Music in 2022
  1. Develop A Presence On Social Media Platforms.
  2. Create TikTok & Short-Form Content.
  3. Post Content Regularly Online.
  4. Paid Advertising.
  5. Email Marketing Campaigns.
  6. Perform Memorable Live Shows.
  7. YouTube For Musicians.
  8. Live Stream Your Music Online.
9 May 2022

How much do musicians earn in the UK? ›

The average salary for a musician is £19,365 per year, although this primarily considers those working for companies and record labels rather than working independently. For example, employers may look for talented musicians to play in marching bands or even orchestras.

How much do professional musicians make UK? ›

The average salary for a musician is £19,577 per year in United Kingdom.

What are the chances of becoming a musician? ›

Meaning you're probably going to have get one of those "job" things you were trying to avoid in the first place by becoming a musician. In many ways it's a crapshoot, but if you're super-talented, charismatic, and driven, your odds go up. From 0.000001% to about 0.000002%.

How do musicians make a living? ›

Let's go over the most common revenue streams artists use to monetize their music.
  1. Earn streaming royalties through digital distribution. ...
  2. Make money playing gigs. ...
  3. Sell band merchandise online. ...
  4. Collaborate with brands and other musicians. ...
  5. Sell beats and samples. ...
  6. Teach music classes or sell lessons.
6 Feb 2020

How do I get into the music industry UK? ›

Seven top tips on breaking into the music industry:
  1. Get work experience. These professionals say getting work experience is a great way in. ...
  2. Write your own blog. ...
  3. Consider practical study courses. ...
  4. Find a way in. ...
  5. Know what makes you tick. ...
  6. Be passionate about what you do. ...
  7. Don't be afraid to ask for advice.

How do you become a musician UK? ›

Typically, you will have to:
  1. Perform at concerts, festivals, theatres and other music venues.
  2. Take part in recording sessions.
  3. Attend rehearsals.
  4. Prepare for auditions.
  5. Manage and maintain your instrument and/or voice.
  6. Compose new music.
  7. Manage business administration around advertising, fees and distribution.

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