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Music and Sound The links below are relevant to Music and Sound and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.

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

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.

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and AuthorsBASCA celebrates supports and protects the professional interests of all writers of music

The British Association for Music Therapy – Association for Music Therapy Professionals

The Incorporated Society of Musicians – The UK’s professional body for Musicians

Mercury Musicals – The UK’s only membership organisation dedicated to developing new musical theatre writing

Making Music – Provides advice, support and resources for musicians in the UK

PRS Foundation – The UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development across all genres

Help Musicians – Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement.

The British Phonographic Industry – Represents the Music Industry includes research about music industry trends

The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers Professional body for sound engineering

The Association of Motion Picture Sound The professional body for sound professionals that work in the film and TV Industry

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Mandy – Information and jobs platform for music professionals

Welsh National Opera – view vacancies, auditions and work experience opportunities at the WNO

Complete Music Update – Music business jobs including artist management, labels, marketing and PR

Rhinegold – Providing engaging and useful content to the music and performing arts industries since 1976

Music Week – Jobs include copyright/royalties, sales, music PR, etc

Music Business Worldwide – Worldwide jobs in the Music Business

Music Week – opportunities within the music industry

Media Match – Musicians Job board including music based job profiles

Prospects – Search job vacancies – Graduate jobs

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

Superstars – Provides the opportunity to use your music skills in a school based environment.

The Audio Engineering Society – Global opportunities within the audio sector

Institute of Acoustics – The UK’s professional body for those working in Acoustics, Noise and Vibration including job opportunities


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.

Music in Hospitals – Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC) brings interactive live music sessions to people who are receiving care or treatment in healthcare settings across the UK

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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 Gateway – Global music network.

BBC Introducing – Get your music heard on the BBC

Tunecore – get your music heard on iTunes, Spotify etc

The Association of Professional Recording Services APRS – Directory listings, studios, mastering faculties and contacts

7 Welsh Record Labels that you should know – information, news and contacts for 7 welsh based record labels

The Unsigned Guide – The Unsigned Guide to Music Funding

What do Graduates Do? – Latest labour market report showcasing the most recent information on graduate destinations

The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.

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