Finding your place as a unique musician within the industry doesn't have to be a pipe dream, and the opportunities are becoming endless!
At JMC, we know that every creative has a talent they want to pursue, giving our students the best environment to try out their specialisation options and create a sustainable future.
So whether you're specialising in Music Performance, Music Production or Songwriting, the music industry will have a job role fit for the unique creative you are! Get inspired with some options below!
MUSIC PERFORMANCE JOBS
It is known by music fanatics that music has healing power. It is proven to lift your spirits - so by engaging groups that assist children, the elderly and special needs to name a few, your music can put a smile on all types of faces.
Being a music therapist is a niche field within the industry, and allows your music to also help those dealing with anxiety, stress or emotional, physical and wellbeing issues. An AMTA accredited tertiary course is required to be a music therapist.
A music journalist reports on music news, interviews musicians, reviews albums and concerts and generally has all the know-how about the music industry. They need to be up to date on a variety of genres, artists and be fully integrated into the music scene.
Music Arranger or Transcriber
Artists often require Music Arrangers to arrange songs for different bands and ensembles. They help reconceptualise songs and they can write individual extracted parts for each instrument.
There are times when major record labels need to transcribe recorded songs so they can be sent to the publisher. This is where a Music Arranger can transcribe the audio recording onto industry-standard software programs like Sibelius or Final and create a lead sheet or full orchestral chart.
MUSIC PRODUCTION JOBS
With some of the best Audio consoles in Australia sitting right in JMC’s studios, it’s no wonder so many of our Music students produce and record their own music during their studies. With an SSL Duality on each campus, students can team up with an Audio Engineering student or fly solo as a Music Production student to become a recording artist from the get-go.
Freelance Music Producer
Take on one of the most important roles in the music industry and set your sights on overseeing and managing the entire production and recording process of a song or even an entire album. Don't restrict yourself to simply just the music industry either, this role is required in a number of fields such as Games, Animation, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence Projects and Content Creation.
Equip yourself with the skills to enter production company as a valued employee, take on the role of freelancer or set up your own small business!
Sound Editor & Producer for Radio
Become the creative professional responsible for what your audience hears on their way to work, while they're at the gym or trying to get to sleep. As the demand for radio roles increase, the selection and assembling of sound recordings in preparation for the final mastering is becoming one of the most integral parts of creating content audiences want to listen to every day.
Advertising Creative (Jingle Writer)
Those catchy tunes that get stuck in your head from a commercial don’t write themselves. Songwriters are the reason for many famous Advertisement Jingles we know! Getting in touch with agencies that have relationships with popular brands who house many popular brands may be your chance to have fun creating memorable jingles for Australia to hear!
Musical or Film Composers
Can you image listening to your piece on the big screen while major Hollywood actors star alongside YOUR music? Composing music for musicals and film is a path many song writers will take and may put you on a path of an international journey in music. Becoming a Musical or Film composer may lead you to the likes of Hollywood with opportunities within stage, movies or animation based productions.
If anthropology, literature, cultural trends and beliefs captivate your mind, a career in ethnomusicology may be your calling! Ethnomusicologists are researchers that look at music’s social impact and what it means to society.
By studying music from diverse ranges of cultures and communities, ethnomusicologists discover connections through research and fieldwork and can even develop their own inspired compositions based on their findings! You can use these findings to diversify and give meaning to your own songs, as well as others!
Remember, you may have no idea what exactly it is you want to do before you start a course. The key thing to do is to study something you enjoy, and that way you can find your dream career path from trying various parts of the industry!