Music Industry Job Salaries

jess April 17, 2013 0

Berklee College of Music put this report out a while ago, but in case you missed it, here’s a snapshot of various key music business positions and their respective salaries.

Music Publishing Music Editor $20,000 – $60,000 English or Journalism degree helpful.
Notesetter $15,000 – $50,000
Song Plugger (Sales Representative) $20,000 – $50,000 Business marketing experience/education helpful.
Copyright/Licensing Administrator $20,000 – $60,000 Business/law experience/education helpful.
Record Industry A & R Representative $27,000 – $175,000 The main duty of the A & R Coordinator is to find talent for the company to sign to recording contracts.
A & R Administrator $25,000 – $65,000 Responsible for much of the clerical functions of the department.
Artist Relations Representative $25,000 – $65,000+ Often, responsible for acting as a liaison between company\s artists and media, etc.
Regional Sales Manager $35,000 – $85,000+ The regional sales manager is responsible for supervising the sale of the label’s records to wholesalers and/or retail outlets in a specific region, creating sales campaigns and policies, and overseeing sales staff.
Artist Manager 10% to 50% of artist\s earnings The manager deals with and advises the act of all business decisions and many of the creative decisions artists must make.
Music Attorney $70,000 – $150,000+ Music attorneys handle all legal issues concerning musicians, particularly issues with copyright, trademark, and contract negotiation.
Webmaster $28,000 – $150,000+ Individual in charge of creating and managing the company\s website.
Digital Marketing Manager $24,000 – $55,000 Responsible for finding ways to market company\s label and its artists via digital channels.
Website Content Producer $28,000 – $75,000 Develops interesting and unique content for a label\s site including artist bios, stories about upcoming tours, announcements about new releases, and features about label artists.
International Department Varies Oversees foreign sales and ensures effective communication between domestic and foreign affiliates.
Concert Industry Booking Agent $20,000 – $1,000,000+ Secures engagements for musical groups.
Tour Coordinator $35,000 – $175,000+ The tour coordinator is responsible for coordinating the many facets of an act’s tour, including travel, lodging, arranging for services, and budgeting for expenses.

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