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Music Careers for Your Personality Type

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 7:25 AM

Music Careers for Your Personality Type
Source: CollegeMatchup.net

Music Careers For Your Personality Type


 

Far from just art for art’s sake, music is business: big business.

 

$15.6 billion = Recorded music industry revenue 2015[3]

[parts of that 15$ billion][4]

46% physical sales revenue

46% digital sales revenue

6% performing rights (personalized streaming services, broadcasts, venues)

2% Synchronization revenue (adverts, brands, film partners)


 

In perspective:

That’s double the value of every beer stocked on a store shelf that year [1]

 

Music is global. And globally appealing.

 

But the US is the true center of music business


 

Genres by total consumption in the US:

Rock 29%

R&B/Hip Hop 17.2%

Pop 14.9%

Country 11.2%

Dance / EDM 3.4%

Christian Gospel 3.1%

Holiday / Seasonal 2.6%

Latin 2.6%

Jazz 1.4%

Classical 1.4%

Children 1%


 

And a perfect place to start a career in music

 

Such as:

 

Personal Manager

Booking Agent

Concert Promoter

Music Publisher

Professional Manager

Business Manager

Music Business Accountant

Entertainment Lawyer

Music Educators

Recording Engineers


 

There are tons of ways to get involved in the music industry. How do you know which is right for you?

 

It all depends on your interests, education, and personality.

 

Top Interests for Music Careers:

 

Music Creation

Sound Engineering

Education

Performance

Business

Management

Sales

Law

Accounting

 

Top Degrees for Music Careers:

 

Bachelor of Music (BM) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA)

Bachelor of Science in Music (BS)

Bachelor of Science in Music Business (BS)


 

Top Personality Types for Music Careers:

 

INTJ – The “Architects” are people who can strategize and plan for any situation

INTP

ENTJ

ENTP

INFJ

INFP

ENFJ

ENFP

ISTJ – The “Logisticians” are people who are very fact-centered and reliable

ISFJ

ESTJ – The “Executives” are people who excel as administrators and managers of people

ESFJ

ISTP – The “virtuosos” are people who are bold and practical implementors

ISFP – The “adventurers” are people who are flexible and charming, will try anything once

ESTP – The “entrepreneurs” are people who are smart, perceptive, and very energetic

ESFP – The “entertainers” are people who are spontaneous, energetic, and enthusiastic

With a little hard work and a desire to work in a musical field, there’s a role for almost everyone!


 

Personal Manager

 

Description: represents a musical group and helps to manage all aspects of their career

Salary: generally 10-50% of an artists earnings

Personality types: INTJ, ENTJ, ESTJ

Education: Associates degree or above, music business


 

Booking Agent

 

Description: Secures bookings for musical talent at venues

Salary: $20,000 to +$1,000,000

Personality types: ENTJ, ENTP, ENFP, ESTP

Education: Associates degree or above, music business


 

Concert Promoter

 

Description: Hosts musical acts and artists, acts as organizer for musical events.

Salary: $0 to +$1,000,000

Personality types: ENTJ, ENTP, ENFP, ESTJ

Education: Associates degree or above, music business


 

Music Publisher

 

Description: Publishes music, negotiates royalties, copyrights music, distributes music

Salary: $20,000 to +$1,000,000

Personality types: INTP, ENTJ, ESTJ,ISTP, ESTP

Education: Associates degree or above, music business


 

Professional Manager

 

Description: Pitches music owned by publishing companies to labels and bands for performance and recording

Salary: $20,000 to $64,590

Personality types: INTJ, ENFJ, ENFP, ISFP

Education: Bachelors in Marketing, Music Business, or Other


 

Music Education

 

Description: Music educators in private settings, primary, secondary, or college settings

Salary: $32,540 to $128,330

Personality types: ENFJ, ENTP, INFJ, ESFP

Education: Bachelors in education, bachelors in music


 

Business Manager

 

Description: Manages musician and entertainer finances

Salary: $25,000 to +$1,000,000

Personality types: ISTJ, ESTJ, ESTP

Education: Bachelors in music business, business, or accounting


 

Music Business Accountant

 

Description: Advise and work with musicians and music business companies in financial affairs

Salary: $40,370 to $113,470

Personality types: ESTJ, ISTJ, ENFP, INFJ

Education: Bachelors in accounting


 

Entertainment Lawyer

 

Description: Manages legal matters for musicians: contracts, negotiation, advice, and counseling.

Salary: $70,000 to $150,000

Personality types: ENTP, ISTJ, ESTJ, INTJ

Education: Juris Doctor (JD)


 

Recording Engineers

 

Description: sets up and operates recording equipment so as to create albums. Oversee artistic and technical elements of the recording session.

Salary: $25,000 to $150,0000

Personality types: INTJ, INTP, ISTP, ISFP

Education: On the job or associates degree

 

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