40+ useful websites to find music industry jobs in 20242023-11-27T15:15:41+00:00

There are so many exciting jobs and roles in the music industry, and they are not limited to musicians. Roles in this industry, as indicated by the prestigious Berklee College of Music, include music production, record engineers, talent and tour managers, education and teaching, and music publicists. Many other fields can get role in this exciting industry, including marketing and business to handle the commercial and monetary side of the business, commercial law to handle contracts, licensing, and intellectual property, and even technology roles to power music websites and platforms. If you are struggling to find music industry jobs (whether as a musician, producer, or even in marketing and management) keep reading!

Karma Bertelsen is a Marketing Strategy Manager in the music industry who has compiled a list of useful sites to get a job in the music industry on her Twitter. The full thread is here, but we are also summarizing her list below with direct links to her recommendations. She is based in the UK, which means that some of these are UK-centric, but we are also adding a few international resources in parenthesis.

websites to find music industry jobs

There are hundreds of career opportunities in the music industry. Imagen by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

The list of the most useful websites to find music industry jobs

1. Discord: This Discord server is AMAZING for job ads in the music industry, it is also just a really lovely community. If you aren’t on discord, sign up and accept the invite to this server.

2. @YoungMusicBoss often post a variety of job ads, in a round of of music jobs of the week, mainly on their Instagram.

3. @thedigilogue post jobs on their socials and have a dedicated careers page on their website.

4. @RunTheCheck – not just music related jobs, but paid opportunities for creatives. Website here.

5. Follow @c_osazuwa on LinkedIn. I don’t know Christine personally, but every week she posts about ‘cool jobs & opportunities’ she has seen in music. She also just posts amazing thought pieces and has a wealth of knowledge (I hope you don’t mind Christine).

6. @musicbizworld have a really great international jobs board which you can filter easily. Website here.

7. @MusicWeek have an international jobs board here.

8.@CMU are a great resource and have a jobs board here.

9. Another great resource in music is @MusicAlly, I can’t rate them enough, they have a dedicated jobs board here.

10. @RecordOfTheDay have a jobs board and they also have a ‘Jobs wanted’ board which is quite unique to them (you post about the job you want rather than waiting for the job you want to be posted). Website here.

11. @shesaid_so (highly recommend signing up for membership if you are a woman or gender minority in music or want to truly be an ally to women and gender minorities, as you then get access to an AMAZING community). Website here.

12. @LinkedIn is an amazing place for jobs, especially if you know how to use it properly. Use the filters on the job page and set up alerts for those job searches. You won’t miss a job again as LinkedIn will send you a notification and a round-up email.

13. Sign up to recruitment agencies that specialize in music industry jobs. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Connect with recruiters that work for them on LinkedIn and stay in touch (don’t hound them).

14. [If you are in the UK], BIY People is not just a recruitment agency but an amazing consultancy that specialises in HR, Recruitment, People Development, Coaching or Future Talent. I can’t sing their praises enough. Follow them on Instagram, FB & LinkedIn, also listen to their podcast! [Your home country likely has similar consultancies, like Musicconsultant.com in the USA, Compass Music in the UK/France, MusicCanada in Canada, and MusicBusinessWorldwide for worldwide consultancy and jobs).

15. If you are a woman, gender minority, part of the LGBTQI+ community, or from an ethnic minority please have a look through this (very old) list I put together with some communities that might be worth engaging with for support, jobs, tips, community etc.

16. In the UK there is @UKMusicJobs. You have to pay to see/apply to jobs on there (I disagree with job seekers having to pay) your CV may get sent through in a non-pleasing format (I’ve been on the recruiting end) & personally I’ve never had success on it, but it may work for you. Website here.

17. Want to work in the Live music sector?@Pollstar have a great list of opportunities on their jobs board here.

18. Another great place to look for live music industry jobs is the @IQ_Mag jobs board here.

19. Synced In regularly post vacancies specific to the sync, production music and publishing sectors. Join the LinkedIn group and the Facebook group. Thanks to @c_connell2 for sharing this tip!

20. For anyone looking for jobs in music and tech there’s a good jobs channel on @water_and_music’s discord (subscription required) Thanks to @seaninsound for the tip.

21. For music charity roles check out @artsjobs Thanks to @Cultural_Bag for this tip.

22. For music jobs in Yorkshire, UK (cities like Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Huddersfield, Doncaster, Hull, Harrogate and more) head to the Music Industry Yorkshire jobs page. Thanks to @higher_rhythm for this tip.

23. Not a jobs board per se but make a list of 10 companies you want to work for in music, bookmark their careers pages and set a reminder to look at each page weekly or bi-weekly for any roles that fit your skillset or what you want to do. Great tip from Nicola Hedden via IG.

24. Launchpad do a good job of keeping job listings & funding ops updated for Leeds / Yorkshire (UK). Thanks to @Harry_Ridgway for this tip.

25. @SocialFixt connect black talent to job opportunities in the UK Creative Industry. Website here. Thanks @LisaYoungIn for the great tip.

26. @stonewalluk have a jobs site called ProudEmployers, helping people find jobs with LGBTQ+ inclusive employers, some of which are in the music industry! Thanks again to @LisaYoungIn for the great tip.

27. http://entertainmentcareers.net is a useful website for careers in the entertainment and digital media industries (music industry included) Thanks to @trendpr for the tip.

28. The MeloCompass website empowers women and minorities with their careers in music. Thanks again to @LisaYoungIn for this stellar tip.

29.@theericapp share some music-based job opportunities, training and general opportunities, etc (generally try to cover opportunities for all the 16 creative industries) Thank you to @LucyGoodfellowx for this tip and who works for this app.

30. Try the Foot In The Door Facebook group (ran by @hattielong_ and @fortunamajor) specifically for entry level music positions in the UK and sometimes overseas. Big up @_bandgenerator for sharing this tip.

31. @musicjobs_US (subscription required to apply or find out the company advertising). Website here.

32.@DoorsOpenJobs specifically for electronic musics best jobs (international). Website here.

33. Use the @SimplyHired search correctly and you can browse through lots of music industry related jobs: in the US and in the UK.

34. I can’t believe I didn’t put this one higher up but @The_Dots_UK (UK) is a great place to network, find free online learning events and jobs in the media industry, lots of which are in music.

35. If you are in the US and are unsure about what career to go for in the music industry and the average salary for it, check out this great resource and website explaining the various roles in music and salaries. Website here.

36. Try @musiccareersco – an international music industry jobs board, with a sleek and intuitive design.

37. Try the @digitalmusicnws jobs board (and subscribe to their newsletter) for music biz jobs in the US.

38. @Showbizjobs is another one with an international music jobs board (use category: music) Website here.

39. Head to @Soundplate for their international music jobs board for artists, creatives and professionals

40. @audioprogrammer specialize in international hiring for music & audio technology companies, mostly R&D roles but also product management, leadership, marketing & more. They have a big developer community & Discord too. Website here.

A few extra tips and from the RGB Latte team:

As we mentioned at the beginning, the music industry is broad and does not limit itself to the traditional jobs you may be used to. You could work for stock asset companies that have music like Shutterstock, Premiumbeat, Audiojungle, Artlist.io, Pond5, or Soundstripe, which will include roles in tech, marketing, licensing, and BI/Data Analysis. If you specialized in a music field, make sure to also network with your professors or other faculty members; chances are that they are connected in the industry and can lend you a hand.

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Careers in the music industry are not limited to musicians. Imagen by Jesman Fabio on Unsplash

If you produce music as a hobby, why not also share it on YouTube – channels who share both original and pop-culture and video game-inspired music can get pretty big (check, for example, Osirois‘ brilliant YouTube channel). You’ll be effectively creating a secondary income just by sharing your passion online.

Finally, don’t dismiss traditional job listing sites like Indeed and LinkedIn. An extra tip: add extra keywords of unique assets you can bring. If you speak a language, add it to the search as “music+spanish”. You will likely find roles that are looking for your specific skill.

After reading this list, perhaps you are also interested in learning how to write a creative CV and land that music industry job? Or maybe you want to optimize your LinkedIn profile and grow your creative network? We got you covered!

Good luck and stay creative!

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10+ Tips to write a creative resumé that will get you hired (with visuals)2023-02-10T06:37:27+00:00

When looking for jobs, you will be faced with the dreaded application process. In the best case, you can send your resumé directly to the hiring manager, and in the worst case, you will have to re-write your entire CV in a centralized system and spend time writing a cover letter too. This is especially frustrating for the creative types, where your portfolio should be the ticket into a job and not boring CVs and other formalities. Alas, things are this way because your application will be first read by an HR manager for an average of 8-10 seconds. This statistic may drive you to create a very visually-impressive resumé… but consider that before the HR manager, it is likely a machine that pre-screens your CV in the hiring funnel (indeed, 90% of Fortune 500 companies use automated technology to screen and manage applications). You sadly cannot escape this process, so here we’ll show you a few tips to write a creative resumé that will get you hired.

Artist Alexandra Jackson has worked in the industry and has shared on their Twitter account what in their experience are the best tips for a CV/resumé to accompany your creative portfolio when applying to jobs. You can read their original thread here, but we are summarizing the main points below (All content and graphics are property and copyright of Alexandra Jackson.)

Now, on to the tips to write a creative resumé:

1. Resist the urge to over-design your CV

Resumés get filtered by software & it must be clean and simple for the software to read it. If your resume can’t be read by software you will get put in the reject pile (we fully agree with this point, it may be tempting to showcase your graphic design skills and originality on your CV, but keep that for later in the process once you are ready to show your portfolio to the creatives that you will meet as part of the interview process).

Write a creative resumé: Keep your resume clean for a software to read.

If your resume can’t be read by software you will get put in the reject pile before a human even looks at you (Ⓒ Alexandra Jackson)

2. Make the recruiter’s (and your own life) easy

Go down in a Linear Fashion. Create your resume in a word processor, not Photoshop. This way you can easily export as a .docx or .pdf and easily edit it later, which you will need to (Again, absolutely true. Another benefit of this is that you will be able to easily edit your resumé once it becomes outdated, you won’t depend on having Photoshop or Illustrator handy, and the resulting document will also be exported in a print-friendly, lighter format).

Write a creative resumé: follow an intuitive order

It needs to be easy to read, easy to print, easy for software to read (© Alexandra Jackson)

3. Keep graphics out of your resumé (with possible exception of a logo)

A little bit of creativity there is fine, just make sure your name is in text form. Recruitment software can’t read images, you want as much in text as possible. (Once more, keep the creativity for your portfolio. A simple letterhead with your name and even a small logo that appears both in your CV and cover letter is appreciated and will make it stand out… but don’t forget it is a machine you’ll have to impress before anything).

4. No icons for software, no expertise bars…

…And also, don’t list a software versions or years. It can date you or make you seem out of touch if you use an icon or version that is too old. (Even if the machine somehow puts your resumé in the chosen pile, put yourself in the shoes of the HR manager that will then further shortlist your candidacy. Do you think they will recognize any icons of fancy creative software?)

write a creative resumé - avoid logos and graphics

Recruiters may only know the name of a software, not what the icon looks like (© Alexandra Jackson)

5. Don’t be shy about software you don’t (yet) use

If a software is listed in the job you want and you’ve never touched it, put it in anyway, apply, then download a free trial of the software and run through some tutorials. Even basic knowledge of a software is enough to say you know it. (This is actually genius advice. If you already have worked with a graphic design software, you will find alternatives very familiar. This happened to a member of our team when needing to use Affinity Designer after years of Adobe Illustrator. A few YouTube tutorials and they were good to go!)

6. Think about both digital and print versions

Make sure your website and email are clickable in the digital form of your resume. Keep a minimum of two versions of your resume, one with just your email on your website, one with email + phone number and other info for recruiters. (Great ideas – we would suggest keeping a couple of versions of your resumés aimed at different industries. If you are a graphic designer and are interested in a job for a video game company, as well as one in the pharmaceutical industry, keep a resumé template that has a more edgy and familiar tone, and one with a more sober and neutral tone).

7. Use the internet to gather intel

 Look at job listings of the positions you want, find the keywords and requirements they are looking for and focus on trying to get them in the experience portion of your resume. You can apply some of the soft skills to work outside of your industry. (This is one of the ultimate life hacks for getting a machine to mark your resumé as relevant. Plus, once you get a pair of human eyes on it, it will show you did your homework).

wr9te a creative resumé - gather keywords from other postings

Tailor your expertise to skills and keywords the job listing mentions (© Alexandra Jackson)

8. Don’t be shy about talking about all your previous experience

Writing about your experience is where a bunch of the keywords come in and make you seem like a good candidate, do not skimp out on writing about your experience. Only exception is writing about NDA stuff on a publicly facing resumes, please don’t do that.

9. Keep a master document with all the information you may need now (or later)

Create a master document that holds all of the information you would possibly ever talk about, and trim down and tailor to a particular job from that. (As we mentioned above, different industries will need different wording, tones, and approaches, even for very similar positions. You will save a lot of time by pre-tailoring your resumé to a few different industries, then just copy-pasting and tailoring as needed).

10. It’s OK to go over one page

If you have 5-ish years of professional experience its ok to start going over 1 page, and you can start trimming down less relevant experience as you get more experience in your industry.

11. Order items in an intuitive manner

In an optimal layout, these is the order of elements by importance:1. Name, website and contact info 2. Experience 3. Skills and software 4. Education and Awards

write a creative resumé with intuitive formatting

The optimal layout shows information in order of importance (© Alexandra Jackson).

And there you go. Follow this advice to get your foot in the door during the interview process. Remember that you first have to impress a machine, then an HR Manager, and only then you will start getting interviews with the actual teams you will be working with. If you are finishing school or fresh out of your program, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the career placement center of your college or university. They usually have resumé-writing workshops, and they’ll be more than happy to personally take a look at your CV and tell you if there is anything that needs improvement. Make sure to follow Alexandra Jackson on Twitter @Alemja_art, and check out their impressive creative portfolio here.

Don’t forget to check our other guides and tips for you to thrive in the creative industries. Maybe you want to find a job in the music industry? Or you need to create an effective visual presentation? Then we’ve got you covered!

Cover image credit: Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Premiumbeat Freebies – 20 Free Holographic Video Loops2023-02-10T06:33:10+00:00

Download 20 FREE Holographic video loops courtesy of the PremiumBeat blog! They have constantly spoiled us with PremiumBeat Freebies, and this pack is no exception. Download free video loops, including 20 iridescent video elements, to use in your next project. They are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. Visit the article in the PremiumBeat blog to get the download file. No sign-ups necessary.

This freebie pack allows you to add a holographic, metallic, and iridescent flair to your next video and motion projects. You will get 20 holographic video loops which can be used in several exciting ways. This pack is a true blast to the past which 90’s, and Y2K kids will certainly enjoy. If you’ve checked the latest trends, you will see how popular the Holographic Aesthetic is. It has been making a comeback in fashion and accessories, as well as in graphic design trends, showing that these retro-futuristic aesthetics are here to stay. Here we show you a few of the goodies you will be getting from this Freebie pack and how you can use it in your digital and audiovisual projects.


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