Musicians

MUSICIAN

Description:

A musician is anyone either professional or not who has the skill to make music. Although not compulsory, a musician normally plays an instrument. A musician can perform the music, compose/conduct or write the music.

Facts:

  • A musician’s income is not fixed. It will vary according to what they are doing. Are they playing lots of gigs, or are recording in their studios?
  • There will be a lot of travel to promote music out there.

Personal Qualities:

  • Creative Individual and good music ability
  • Confidence
  • Ability to accept criticism and rejection
  • Motivation and Determination to never give up

A Typical Day:

A typical day for a Musician might include

  • Composing songs
  • Recording sessions
  • Arranging gigs and tours
  • Promoting your music in interviews on radios and TV shows
  • Practising and rehearsing

Entry Requirements

  • There are no essential requirements, but a good music ability and attitude as a singer can take you there.
  • Some musicians go on to college or university to study popular music or music technology. BTEC national certificates/ diplomas.
  • Practical experience by performing at gigs

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://careerplanning.about.com

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