Music Professions - Business
A copyist is responsible for transcribing music parts into a score. Copyists must have very neat manuscript penmanship. They usually work for publishing companies. A copyist must have excellent instrumental and vocal transposition skills.
A career as a musical engineer requires a degree in engineering. Musical engineers are required to be expert knowledge in physics, design, aesthetics, and acoustics. Some areas that a music engineer would work are the design of instruments, sound systems, and concert halls. In designing concert halls, the engineer must know the layout of the venue and be able to design the hall so that there are no faulty acoustical properties.
Being a lawyer is a very involved profession that requires you to have your JD degree,(a degree in law). In Entertainment law, you deal with legal issues concerning the entertainment industry. Your clients are musicians, entertainers, and publishing companies. Entertainment lawyers deal with issues of copyright law and licensing. Additionally, entertainment lawyers have to deal with contractual issues. They must know how to handle problems such as a musicican who breaks contract with a company.
A lyricist writes song lyrics. Usually, a lyricist teams up with a composer and sets text to the composer's music. A lyricist must possess creativity and understand diction and rhythm.
Broadcast Music, Inc.
A musical merchant sells musical supplies and instruments. This individual should have strong business and people skills in addition to knowledge regarding music. These merchants can be independent business owners or can work for large music chain stores. In addition to selling musical supplies, these merchants can also specialize in instrument repair.
A musical publisher is responsible for putting musical works into print. These individuals print a variety of music including, individual sheet music, collections of music, and musical scores and books. Usually musical publishing companies are located in major cities and employ many workers.
Music Publishers Association
A musical reviewer critiques musical works by performing artists and composers. This job involves going to concerts or listening to recordings and reviewing them. Typically, a music reviewer works for television news shows, entertainment magazines, newspapers, or web sites.
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