Music Career Tips

Whether your ambitions lay on the creative or performing side or whether you see yourself as more behind the scenes, joining the music industry can be a very exciting journey for you. Join the tens of thousands of people in the UK currently making their living in the most exciting businesses and industry in the world. There are plenty of opportunities for advice and support for performers, artists, musicians, songwriters; in fact, anyone who’s looking to achieve success with their music.

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Find out more about the available opportunities available in your area, that you can get involved with, today.

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WORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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DEGREE COURSES

Having higher education always adds an invaluable contribution to you as an applicant in any search for employment. The ‘education’ section adds 35% of the importance to your CV. If you have an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree you are much more likely to be invited for a job interview. An average cost of an undergraduate degree is £9000 for Home/EU applicants and £11000 for overseas applicants.

Please click on the links below to explore further information:

BMus (Hons) Popular Music
Royal Northern College of Music

MusB (Hons) Music
The University of Manchester

BA (Hons) Music and Popular Music
The University of Liverpool

APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeship is one of the ways to get into the industry, combining the benefits of university education and full-time employment, while receiving compensation for your work, unlike most internships.
Being an apprentice in an exciting way to receive valuable i
ndustry experience and is a great opportunity to build a strong foundations for your career.

Please click on the links below to explore further information:

UK Music
Apprenticeship Scheme

Not Going to Uni
Music Apprenticeships

The Apprenticeships Guide
Music and Creative Apprenticeships

NORTH WEST

Events – Visiting some local events can also be useful and educational without having an element of fun taken away. Events are a great way to network and meet other people that are also interested in the same sectors as you and make new friends. Networking can also be a great way to find local job opportunities. There are some exciting events for Film students and enthusiasts across the North West of England, UK.

Please click on the links below to explore further information:

Royal Northern College of Music
Festivals, Discussions, Sing Alongs

Timeout
Manchester’s Best Live Music Venues

Manchester Evening News
Music & Nightlife

SCHOLARSHIPS

Full-time education requires a large investment. Even though there are instalment payments and student loans available, it may be difficult to come up with large sums or pay off a piling student debt. Being awarded a scholarship looks good on your CV and saves you the trouble of having to give up a slice of your future salary to repay your loan for education. Below are few links that should help you get started on your way with costless education:

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Music Industry Scholarship Scheme

Youth Music
Music Grants

Help Musicians Develop Their Talent
Trusts and Competitions

VOLUNTEERING/CASTING

Volunteering is a good way to keep yourself busy and get  local industry experience while studying. Although you don’t get paid, it looks good on your CV and prepares you for paid work. Casting, on the other hand, gives an opportunity to be on the camera and get paid for it, but it is normally a one off or short term opportunity. Nonetheless, it is a good way to practice your acting and get some extra income. Click on the links below to discover more:

Making Music
Supporting Voluntary Music

Help Musicians UK
Music Volunteering

VInspired
Music and Creative Opportunities

REST OF THE UK

Other than events, there are plenty of film festivals, showcases, workshops, talks, training fairs and open door/walk-in sessions in England. They all offer a great opportunity to combine training, networking and leisure while walking the path towards your dream career. Most of them offer free entrance, which makes it worth your while and hedges you from disappointment.

Cultural Enterprise Office
Top 5 UK Music Industry Events

Musicians’ Union
Activities, Expos and Insight Days

The Festival Calendar
Music Festivals 2016

Some Of The Highest Paying Roles

Record Producer | Film Score Composer | Booking Agent | Music Producer | Recording Engineer
Music Journalist | Music Director | Music Therapist | Church Organist | Voice Therapist