CAREERS IN... Music and Sound

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Careers Info Jobs & Work Experience Volunteering Employer Directories Related Media & Docs

Careers Info

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website – Find graduate jobs and postgraduate courses.

Creative Skillset – Contains useful career information for working in different creative sectors.

The Stage – information and job vacancies for and about theatre, music and performing arts.

RecordProduction.com – Information on how to find jobs in the music and recording industry. Includes various videos from established record producers giving advice.

BBC Introducing – Supports undiscovered, unsigned under the radar musicians.

Guardian Article – From pop star to chiropractor: musicians’ post-musical careers

The Music Producers Guild UK (MPG) – The MPG is a body that represents anyone involved in the production/creation of music.

Phonographic Performance Limited(PPL) – UK broadcast royalties collection society.

The School of Sound – A series of masterclasses exploring the art of sound with the moving image

The MCPS-PRS Alliance – A royalty collecting operation.

The Musicians’ Union – An organisation which represents musicians working in all sectors of the music business.

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Jobs and Work Experience

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Mandy.com – International film and TV production services and job search. Search for ‘sound’, ‘sound design’ and ‘music composer’.

Prospects – Search job vacancies – Graduate jobs

ACM Jobs – Jobs website for people in the Arts, Culture and Media sectors.

Guardian Jobs – Search by sector or by employer.

UK Music Jobs – A recruitment website for employment seekers in the music industry.

Superstars – Provides the opportunity to volunteer your drama skills in a school based environment.

Volunteering

Wiki Festivals Volunteering – Festival Jobs and Volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering Wales – Search for opportunities.

For general volunteering opportunities visit the Volunteering section of the Careers Website.

Youth Music – Youth Music is a UK-wide charity set up to provide high quality and diverse music-making opportunities for 0-18 year olds.

Employer Directories

The White Book – An A-Z directory of specialist event contacts in the UK for event organisers.

The Unsigned Guide – Contacts and advice for the music industry in the UK.

Music Matchs – A recruitment website for employment seekers in the music industry. Includes database of employers.

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Related Media and docs

AGCAS Industry Insight – Creative Arts and Culture – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.


AGCAS Industry Insight – Media – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.


Arts, creative arts and humanities – 'What do graduates do?’ presents information on the employment of recent graduates.

Guardian Q & A – What’s it like to be a music producer?

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – The Music Business.

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – The Music Business, Sound Engineers.

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – Conjuring a career in performing arts.

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – Organising events and festivals.