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Music apprenticeships14th August 2010, 11:16
Most people only dream of landing a job in the music industry – with a music business apprenticeship, you could live the dream and work for a record label or management company while picking up a qualification along the way. With perks like free CDs, gigs and maybe rubbing elbows with famous bands, a music business apprenticeship is perfect for any diehard music fan.
What does a music apprenticeship involve?
The music industry may be rock and roll but it still runs like any other business – it employs all sorts of people who work together to help their label or company turn a profit. As a music business apprentice, you could be working for a record label or artist management company and pitching in wherever you're needed in the office: you could be listening to demos, answering enquires from prospective artists, manning the phones or helping to promote a new artist.
Music companies range from huge corporations, like Columbia, to independent labels that may only employ a handful of people. Either way, you'll be surrounded by people who are as passionate about music as you are, and you'll be learning all about the industry from the inside.
Who's it for?
This apprenticeship is for people who love music – and there are a lot of them out there. The music business is a competitive industry and so you'll need to be willing to work hard and show your passion in order to outshine other candidates.
The music business apprenticeship is a pathway within the Creative Apprenticeship, which offers lots of opportunities in theatre, live events and music for all you artistic-types out there.
What's in it for me?
For starters, you get to work in one of the coolest industries on the planet. After the apprenticeship, you'll be rewarded with a Level 2 nationally recognised qualification in music business, plus key skills and a technical certificate.
Once qualified, you could be earning a starting salary between £12,000 and £14,000. There are lots of perks for music lovers too, from free music and gigs to meeting famous bands and artists. Work hard and who knows, you might be the one to discover the next Oasis.
What vacancies are there?
Check out our Music apprenticeships vacancies section to find the right opportunity for you!
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Music has always been there for me, its got me through alot, it helps me let out my emotions. I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for music. I love youtubing, finding new, unknown artists and watching them grow. I can easily get used to new settings and surroudings. I am a fast learner, and as i'm only 17, i'm young and know what teenagers are listening too. I love meeting new people, working inn groups and independently.
I'd be more than grateful if you think theres a position that would suit me for you to email me.
Music apprenticeships typically very hard to come by, however we have found some with EMI that you might want to check out.
We would also recommend having a look at BIMM and ACM colleges as they have great links in to the industry.
If you need anything else please feel free to get in contact.
Please email me if you find something that you think is right
I am a session musician(lead vocals) at the moment and have many years of experience in bands and also some studio work.
please email me on any vacancies
I regularly do my own studio sessions and perform at my own gigs, but am in need of new skills and qualifications.
If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact me by email.
I am 17 years old and I have one year left at College. I'm really interested in doing a Music Apprenticeship in Management/Business after I have finished my Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance at South Birmingham College.
Music is my passion and I couldn't imagine studying anything else, I feel like I want to do an Apprenticeship a lot more than go to University.
I was just wondering whether you could maybe help me find an Apprenticeship suitable for me?
There are lots of good academies out there offering music production that have great links into the industry. BIMM and ACM are couple that spring to mind and worth checking out.
If you want you can email us directly at notgoingtouni and we will do our best to give you some options to look at.