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Music Job Roles in Detail

November 23, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please comment below to feedback on your chosen job role. Give the title of the job, your name and answer the following questions

1. WHAT ARE YOUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES?
2. WHO ARE YOU ANSWERABLE TO?
3. WHO DO YOU WORK CLOSELY WITH?
4. WHAT ARE YOUR TYPICAL WORKING HOURS?
5. WHAT TYPE OF CONTRACT DO YOU TYPICALLY WORK UNDER?

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8 comments

  1. Oliver Gosling-

    Job: Studio engineer

    1.a recording engineers main duties are to work on getting the perfect sound for a specific piece of music, or an album. during the recording of the track the studio engineer must listen to the music from a musical point of view and a technical point of view to see if there is any thing they can improve. Also there main responceability is to check that all the equipment in the studio is working for the upcoming session.

    2. the studio engineer answers to the studio owner and also the mastering engineer.

    3. the studio engineer works closely with the assistant studio engineer and producer to create the music the artist and the producer want.

    4. a studios engineers are any where from 8-5 or if they are on a deadline they could work 24 hour days.

    5. a studio engineer works under different kinds of contract depending on what tasks are at hand, they could have a permeant contract “e.g. works on any task that comes in to the studio”
    or they could work on a “task by task” contract that consist of the engineer working on a set task by the employer also known as a freelance engineer.


  2. Sam Morrin
    A&R Artist and repertoire

    what i do on a regular basis is that i look and try and recruit performers and artists either independently or for a record company and it is my responsibility is to seek out the best artists from the loads of people who believe they have what it takes.

    it really is quite a mixed bag when working with other companies and independently i am constantly on the move and don’t really have much time to stop sorting out concerts and other things like that

    i am very independent i don’t really work for either a company i am very alone when it comes to business


  3. 1. WHAT ARE YOUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES?
    My job is to travel and tour with the band or company which perform, i sort out all of the stage equipment as i am the support and technician. I handle basically every part of the concert productions, the only thing i don’t do is actually perform.
    2. WHO ARE YOU ANSWERABLE TO?
    I answer to many people like tour managers, production managers, front of house and so on. my job is very important because i could say i am the glue of organisation.
    3. WHO DO YOU WORK CLOSELY WITH?
    Technicians (sound and light) other workers like myself, like stage management and arrangement.
    4. WHAT ARE YOUR TYPICAL WORKING HOURS?
    I need to be very flexible with my working hours, we work very long hours often finishing in the early hours of the morning.
    5. WHAT TYPE OF CONTRACT DO YOU TYPICALLY WORK UNDER? I am freelance, i usually work under short term contracts but it all depends on what the contract is for. if i am contracted for a tour the contract is usually until the end of the tour, meaning i could be contracted for a few months. Or i can be asked to help set a stage up or move some equipment from one place to another (this is usually just for a day).


  4. 1. WHAT ARE YOUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES?
2.
    The A&R division is responsible for discovering new recording artists and bringing them to the record company.

    2. WHO ARE YOU ANSWERABLE TO?
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    The CEO of the company.

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    3. WHO DO YOU WORK CLOSELY WITH?
4.
    4. The artist and there music.

    5. WHAT ARE YOUR TYPICAL WORKING HOURS?
5.
    The hours will fit in what you will do you go to night clubs or on the internet in the mornig

    6. WHAT TYPE OF CONTRACT DO YOU TYPICALLY WORK UNDER?
    This is a link to a website where there is one http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/3203642/green_wage.pdf?sequence=2


  5. Music job roles in detail:
    Music journalist.
    1. WHAT ARE YOUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES?

    Music journalism is the criticism and reportage of music.. There are a few different specializations that exist under the heading music journalist. Naturally, they are responsible for delivering articles on music they have experienced. whether this be reviews – they review new albums, shows, DVD releases and such. Other journalists tend to do more in depth pieces about musicians – they do interviews and cover the people behind the music. Some focus on writing about the music business itself – and still other writers do a mixed bag of work, combining music reviews, artist interviews and whatever else comes up that warrants press attention.

    2. WHO ARE YOU ANSWERABLE TO?

    Most Music journalists are freelance. however, a considerable amount work for a specific publication where they will receive a set salary, so they are very much answerable to their employers (publication companies, magazines ect.)

    3. WHO DO YOU WORK CLOSELY WITH?

    Journalists are fairly independent, only working with their employers.

    4. WHAT ARE YOUR TYPICAL WORKING HOURS?

    Music journalists work in their own time.

    5. WHAT TYPE OF CONTRACT DO YOU TYPICALLY WORK UNDER?

    basic set salary with bonuses depending on success of article.


  6. My role is a TV presenter.
    1.
    A broadcast presenter is the public face – or voice of programmes broadcast on television, radio and the internet.
    The role is to entertain and inform the audience, giving information and entertainment in an accessible and attractive way.
    2.
    A presenter is answerable to the production team, director and the host of the programme. It is important that their work is accurate in contents and information especially dealing with the public.


  7. Danielle Young
    Record Label/Company…Stylist

    1. WHAT ARE YOUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES?
    Creating the client/artists image (possibly including hair and makeup styling) being their personal shopper and selecting their clothing for occasions like T.V, magazines, photo shoots, advertising, music videos, concerts, campaigns and public appearances. I put together a particular look or theme for a specific project the artist has.
    2. WHO ARE YOU ANSWERABLE TO?
    The artist, and perhaps music video directors and photographers if a specific look is needed for a photoshoot or music video for example. I’ll work with the artist to put together an image suitable but also what the artist is trying to create for themselves.
    3. WHO DO YOU WORK CLOSELY WITH?
    Designers, The artist and perhaps directors and photographers when it comes to photoshoots etc
    4. WHAT ARE YOUR TYPICAL WORKING HOURS?
    I will be needed on specific days, when the artist has a certain event they need styling for, sometimes I could be needed all day other times just a short amount of time (e.g and hour meeting) with the artist or director etc to discuss the type of styling needed.
    5. WHAT TYPE OF CONTRACT DO YOU TYPICALLY WORK UNDER?
    I can be signed to and work with a specific aritst or just booked for certain occasions (e.g photoshoots, campaigns etc)
    …?


  8. -Vocal Coach-
    1. WHAT ARE YOUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES?
    -To ensure the artist is suitable for recording and taking part in gigs/performances, to Improve their diction and proper singing techniques are used and assist in coaching singers the roles.
    -Sometimes responsible for writing and producing vocal arrangements for four-part harmony for backup vocalists or helping to develop counter melodies for a secondary vocalist.
    2. WHO ARE YOU ANSWERABLE TO?
    -The artist and their management.
    3. WHO DO YOU WORK CLOSELY WITH?
    -Vocal coaches work with singers or artists
    4. WHAT ARE YOUR TYPICAL WORKING HOURS?
    -The working hours vary widely, depending on who I am working for. I may work for a number of artists at the same time. But most vocal coaches are self employed so can chose the hours they want to do
    5. WHAT TYPE OF CONTRACT DO YOU TYPICALLY WORK UNDER?
    -I do freelance work, some have full-time contracts with music theatre companies or record companies.



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