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Promoter
1.Publicise a concert 2.in charge of ‘putting on’ the show 3. Work with artists’ agents 4.Work with venues to arrange for a show 5.Promote the even through advertisement & publicity
Roadie
1.Carry equipment 2.Set up before event 3.Look after the equipment 4.Pack away at the end of the event
Instrumental support
1.Look after the instrument 2. Fix when broken (broken strings) 3.Give advice regarding best use of equipment
Producer
1.(Also known as Record producer) Oversee & manage the recording of an artist’s music 2.Gather ideas for the project & select songs 3.Hire (session!) musicians for the project 4.Coach the artist in the studio 5.Control the recording session 6.Supervise the entire process through mixing to mastering
A&R (Artists and Repertoire)
1. Scouting for new talent & sign to a record label 2. Oversee all the aspect of the process from delivery to finished recordings 3. Development of artist as they grow & mature 4. Manage the recording process 5. Help find songs appropriate for the artist
Live sound technician
1.Choose suitable microphones & equipment 2.Position & rig-up microphones 3.Do sound-checks 4.Operate the sound desk during shows/recording 5.Look after the equipment
Musician
1.Train and practise regularly to keep skills to a high standard 2.Turn up to rehearsals on time and prepared 3.Look after instrument (including voice) 4.Learn new music for a show
Musical director (conductor)
1. Unify performers 2. Set the tempo & execute clear indications by conducting 3. Execute clear indications & shape the sound of the ensemble 4. Guide the orchestra/choir 5. Choose the music & study the scores 6. Relay ideas to the performers 7.Schedule rehearsals
Composer/ song-writer
1.Compose music for a TV programme (quiz show, soap, commercial) 2.Compose a song for a famous singer 3.Compose music for a special event (coronation) 4.Keep to a deadline 5.Work with the performer so that the song/composition is at their level of singing/performance (correct range)
Marketing
1. Design and implement marketing (i.e selling) plans: album sales, streams 2. Gather prices for advertisements and promotions 3. Devise promotional events, giveaways, sponsorships 4. Have a radio/ online campaign for an artist 5. Create the artist’s image/brand
Artistic management: Also known as Talent Manager
1. Organise & confirm show dates & tours 2. Liaise with record companies 3. Assist with studio planning 4. Can function as a lifestyle coach for the artist (support) 5. Take care of high quality standard 6. Exploit marketing opportunities
Venue management
1. Ensure that all services are opened and fully functional during scheduled times 2. Check Health & Safety is up-t0-date 3. Give consistent and excellent level of service to clients 4. Book artists 5. Assist with preparations of shows & supervise the whole process
Recording studio personnel
1. Hire engineers & set-up workers & other technical staff 2. Select & purchase equipment, ordering repairs 3. Establish a schedule 4. Oversee mixing & mastering of recording 5. Coordinate with client schedules & use of studio space & equipment
Session musician
1. Turn up on time 2. Rehearse music & keep instrumental level high 3. Follow instructions given by producer/conductor 4. Bring instrument & take care of it 5. Contribute partly (at times to the writing of an arrangement)
Mastering engineer
1. Complete the audio mastering process for an album 2. Prepare & transfer audio from one raw format to a desired mater format 3. Refine the sound quality & make subtle nuances to create an appealing sound
CD manufacturer
1. Master CDs of high quality 2. Transport to distribution outlets (stores or online) 3. Duplicate CDs
Music journalist/blogger
1. Write reviews about an artist’s concert/album 2. Attend shows, concerts, events 3. Listen to CDs, online music, new talent
Broadcaster (TV & radio)
1. Interview artists 2. Select music for a show 3. Present music show & discuss trends
Software programmer/ app developer
1. Create apps, musical programmes: sequencing (Logic), notation software (Sibelius), music games 2. Up-date the programme regularly 3. Create computer programmes that assist musicians with their training (aural tests, music theory)
Retail
1. Record shop/store/online that sells recorded music 2. Online: iTunes, Spotify, Amazon 3. Shops: HMV, specialist shops
distributor
1. How albums get into shops 2. Sign deals with record label that gives them the right to sell that label’s products 3. Takes a cut of the income from each album sold
agent
1. (Also called Booking Agent/ Talent Agent) Liaise with bands/artist to agree on tour dates & requirements of tour as well as goal (i.e. promote a new album) 2. Take care of financial and logistic requirements (say of a tour) 3. Contact promoters & venues to pitch the bands & agree on performance dates. 4. Arrange contracts with promoters regarding pay, equipment