Music Business & Vocal Performance


Music Business & Vocal Performance

Music Business:

Approximate Salary Ranges:
  • Music Dealer Sales Person $13,000-$50,000/year
  • Music Dealer Manager $17,000-$56,000/year
  • Marketing/Advertising Specialist $28,000-$116,000/year

  • Personal Qualifications:
  • Ability to work with people
  • Commitment to the music community
  • Interest in music and business

  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Business savvy
  • Skill in using computers
  • Specialized skill and knowledge in one or more of the music industries

  • Precollege Training:
  • Experience in one or more of the music industries
  • Participation in music ensembles
  • Private instruction in instrument or voice

  • College Education
    & Other Training:
  • College degree in business or music business not always required but recommended

  • Vocal Performance:

    Approximate Salary
    Ranges:
  • Dance Band or Nightclub Vocalist $150-$355/performance
  • Concert Soloist $450+/performance
  • Opera Soloist $1,100+/performance

  • Personal Qualifications:
  • Ability to work with people
  • Ambition to continually study and improve
  • Excellent voice
  • Musical talent
  • Perseverance and initiative
  • Showmanship

  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Business savvy
  • Knowledge of foreign languages
  • Knowledge of vocal literature
  • Practical facility at the piano
  • Skill in sight-singing and memorization

  • Precollege Training:
  • Ability to read music
  • Experience in singing solos
  • Foreign language study
  • Participation in vocal ensembles
  • Private instruction in voice and piano

  • College Education
    & Other Training:
  • Music performance degree usually required