Empire: The Business of Music

Being a performer isn’t the only option to work in the music industry

Do you have connections or friends in the Music Industry? Invite them to speak with your participants to help them understand their options when pursuing their musical goals/dreams. Expose participants to possible career paths in the music industry, help them develop a support network and networking skills and encourage participants to set career goals with practical steps on how to achieve them.  

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How to… 

Invite guests from different parts of the music industry or schedule field trips, including: 

  • Performers (i.e. singers, rappers, emcees, DJs, instrumentalists, etc.) 
  • Songwriters and composers
  • Recording Studio: producers, beat makers, audio engineers
  • Music Business: A&R reps, music promoters, music publishers
  • Concert: Tour/artist managers, booking agents, publicists, stage managers
  • Journalism: Critics, bloggers, reporters
  • Music Educators
  • Church worship leaders
  • Radio and TV personalities 
  • Music therapists 
  • Music store managers/staff
  • Equipment/instrument repair specialists

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