Composing & Music Librarianship


Composing & Music Librarianship

Category: Composing

Job Title Commercial Jingle Composer
Salary $300-$50,000/commercial
Additional Information These types of positions are generally found in NY, LA, and Nashville. Composers interested in writing music for films can get started by working with a student or independent filmmaker.

Job Title Competition Prizes
Salary Prizes range from $150-$15,000; beyond cash, awards include publications, performances, national publicity, demos and recordings.
Additional Information International competitions, which attract high profile participants, award the largest prizes.

Job Title Film Score Composer
Salary $2,000-$200,000/film
Additional Information These types of positions are generally found in NY, LA, and Nashville. Composers interested in writing music for films can get started by working with a student or independent filmmaker.

Job Title TV Show Composer
Salary $1,000-$5,000/30-minute episode
Additional Information These types of positions are generally found in NY, LA, and Nashville. Composers interested in writing music for films can get started by working with a student or independent filmmaker.

Category: Music Librarianship

Job Title College, University, Conservatory, Public Library, or Orchestra Librarian
Salary Non-professional entry level - $25,000-$35,000 per year
Professional entry level - $35,000-$48,000 per year
Additional Information Some institutions require a graduate library degree, which would therefore make it a professional job. (A Master's in Library Science, MLS).