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Music Btec Course- Music Industry

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Thomas Atkinson

on 27 February 2013

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By Thomas Atkinson Music Industry Jobs What is a Sound Engineer in a studio? What opportunities are there in this role? They use state-of-the-art technology to mix and edit the song they are recording. They may edit the tune of the song if it is out of tune. When complete the make a final mix down copy of the song so it is small enough to be downloaded onto a MP3 player. They use large digital sound mixing desks, with high quality microphones. it is then stored digitally and sent to a manufacturer or is sent to a download site like iTunes or Amazon. From being a sound engineer you could progress to the following careers:

Expertise in a certain kind of music genre.
Become a record producer
Open your own studio. This is the general design of a recording studio. What equipment do they use? Entrance Mixing area Recording Area What experience/qualifications do you need? You need any of the following:
City and Guilds- Level 1,2 or 3, certificate or diploma in Sound and Music techniques.
BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Music Technology.
Foundation degrees, BTEC HNCs/HNDs or degrees in sound engineering, audio technology, music technology or music production.

To work for a big record company it may be helpful if you have a great deal of expertise. Famous Sound Engineer A famous sound producer is Bill Porter. He has worked with a few famous names like Elvis Presley and Chet Atkins. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on the 15th June 1931.
He mixed live for Elvis Presley from 1970 until Elvis' death in 1977. He helped create the first college program for audio engineering at the University of Miami, he then taught these courses at University of Denver Colorado and the Webster University in his birthplace St. Louis.
He worked for WLAC-TV, RCA Records, Columbia Records, Monument Records and Elvis Presley. He later died on July 7th 2010 in Utah Music Industry Jobs
Roadie Who they work with? Famous Sound Engineer What experience/qualifications do you need? Who do they work with? They work closely with the record producer to ensure the song is perfect and appropriate for manufacture. They also are told where the equipment needs to go by the producer and they set it up.
They also communicate with the artist/ session musicians telling them how to play to get the best sound quality. In some cases they also work with the label management to book a studio and the artist, this is because the label management basically own the artist and the studio. Sound Engineer Music Industry
Jobs What Skills & Qualifications do you need? Who is their boss? Being a Roadie is the ideal job if you:
Are physically fit
Like working with your hands
And interested in music and technology. By Thomas Atkinson What is a Roadie? A roadie is the technical support crew who travel with the band or artist. Usually they stay in sleeper buses. The term covers most of the crew such as the Tour Manager, Stage Manager and the Pyrotechnic technicians. They may unload/load vans or may work at heights rigging lights and sound equipment. They work long and irregular hours and work mostly away from home.
They sometimes rig pyrotechnics if there are no pyrotechnics technicians available.

If you work on a large gig such as Take That or Ed Sheeran then you would have a very specific job such as each show you check the mics are working and that is all you do but on small scale gigs like a local band you will do anything and everything, you could be security and you could set up equipment as well you will be worked of your feet!!! A roadie would work with their boss, the stage manager. They would aslo work with the tour manager because they would organize where things go and what times the shows are etc. Roadies would also work with the artist to find out how they like their microphones and amps. They work in a team because things can be heavy. They work with the Lighting and Sound technicians to find out where amps and lights go Joseph "Red Dog" Campbell , aka The Legandary Red Dog. He wrote a book about his memoirs of being a roadie-"The Legendary Red Dog: a Book of Tails" He was played by Zack Ward in the film Almost Famous, which was dedicated to him.

Before he started his career as a roadie he was decorated as a Vietnam Veteran. He worked with the Allman Brothers group. The band have achieved many awards including a Grammy Lifetime Award. They are still active today but with only three of their original members. You often start by working with small local bands but a LGV (Light Goods Vehicle) and PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) license would come in handy.

You do not have to have any specific qualifications but as with any job, Knowledge of the equipment would make you more employable. What opportunities are there? You could register with an agency and work at local venues. In some cases you may be hired by a band and go on tour, but you will usually work freelance on a short contract. You may not be in work all year round. Jobs are advertised on the internet and in newspapers and you could advertise your services in these places.

With experience you could progress and become a road or tour manager, even band promotion working closely with famous bands. A foundation degree in Music Manegment would open more opportunities. Music Journalist
By Thomas Atkinson What do they do? A music journalist writes for a music
magazine or newspaper such as Kerrang or NME, or newspaper like The Times or The Independent. They write articles about artists, gigs and anything music related. They go to performances and review them and send them to the newspaper. You will need to be educated in many aspects of the Music Industry. You obviously will need good writing and reporting skills. But there are specialist college and university courses which cover this. You will earn a good reputation by working with and becoming friends with record producers who will assign you to one of their artists so you hear it first. Their boss is called the Editor, he reviews the article(s) to check they are appropriate for the magazine or newspaper, he also changes various elements to make them perfect. By Thomas Atkinson
Yr9 Music And BTEC Music Industry Jobs
Introduction The music industry is the body for music it covers everything music related from a record producer and companies to a music teacher. There are various different jobs in the Industry and there are various different types of bands for the employees to work for. This Prezi will tell you the various elements in the music industry. What is the Music Industry? The music industry is the body for music it covers everything music related from a record producer to a music teacher. There are various different jobs in the Industry and there are various different types of bands for the employees to work for. This PowerPoint will tell you the different roles in the music industry. What is the Music Industry?
A promoter publicizes their concert or performance, they work with the bands agent or in some cases they work directly with the band. They hand out leaflets to attract an audience.

The pay varies depending on the artist and depends on the deal made with the artist . JOB # 1
PROMOTER
They make the music happen, they arrange the venues for the artist and they make connections with staging, lighting and sound equipment.

Agents get paid an agreed percentage of the total profit of the performance. JOB #2
AGENT PRS- Performing Rights Society PRS pay the song writers, publishers an composers money when a licensed businesses play or perform their song in public. The company was formed in 1910 and it was called Mecolico (Mechanical Copyright Licenses Company). Business like Bars and pubs purchase a license (which is a legal requirement) and PRS collect this money from the licenses to pay the song writers, publishers and composers their deserved royalties. If the company did not collect the license fee there would be no music as the song writers, publishers and composers would not get their wages. The PRS is important because if they were not there song writers, publishers and composers would end up on the streets. They work alongside MCPS who are the people who you get a reproduction license from. They also work with PPL who pay the performers and record companies. What is the MCPS? The MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society) is a smaller company that sits under PRS and licenses your reproduction rights. Just like PRS you purchase a license if you want to reproduce music, and the artist gets royalties for you reproducing their music. What do they do? What is the pay like? What do they do? What is the pay like? Who do they work with? What is the PPL? PPL collect royalties on behalf of the record companies and performers. It stands for Phonographic Performance Ltd. It is similar to PRS BUT they are not the same company unlike MCPS they are not owned by PRS. But it is the same principle you buy a license the money goes to PPL then it goes to the performer and record companies. COMPANY RELATIONS PRS and YouTube have come across
a problem. YouTube refused to
pay the license fee from PRS, they said "we would loose money on every click"
In retaliation YouTube UK blocked all UK viewers from watching premium videos like VEVO.
Last year, popular US online streaming service Pandora had to close its doors to listeners outside of the US because it said it could not afford a license with the PRS and the labels. If Google cannot pay the license fees who can, Google's revenue in the last quarter of 2008 was $5.7 billion.
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