MUSIC Industry Career CONSULTING
Professional Music Career Programs
With access to a vast network of music industry professionals, Inside Music Schools offers career counseling services to provide real world advising on how to succeed in the industry after earning a music degree. We have experience counseling aspiring professional musicians aiming to make their mark in every part of the industry, from performance and songwriting to music production and music business. A critical part of our counseling program is helping clients understand the constantly evolving array of opportunities and career paths open to well-trained and motivated musicians. Goals and skills evaluation, internship placement, professional interview preparation, talent development, and network building are just some of the core components of music career counseling offered by the expert team at Inside Music Schools.
As you seek to start a music career, be aware that there is no single path to success in the music industry and every music career will unfold in its own unique way. Gaining an awareness of the experiences of others and the wisdom of educators and industry experts is invaluable for those embarking on their professional journey.
It’s important to understand how to network in the music industry. With access to a vast network of music industry consultants, Inside Music Schools offers career counseling services with top professionals to provide real-world advising about making a career in music after earning your music degree.
Inside Music Schools Music Career Counseling
A critical part of our counseling program is helping clients understand the constantly-evolving array of opportunities and career paths open to well-trained and motivated musicians. Some of the core components of music career counseling offered by the expert team at Inside Music Schools are:
- Goals and skills evaluation
- Internship placement
- Professional interview preparation
- Talent development
- Network building
Counseling for Jobs in Music
We have experience counseling those aspiring to become professional musicians aiming to make their mark in every part of the industry, including:
- Songwriting and Media Composing
- Music Production
- Music Business
After you’ve put in your time in the classroom, practice room, teaching studio, recording studio, or onstage, it’s time to rise to the next level. Start by focusing on your specific goals. If you have many skills, decide what area you are most passionate about and honestly assess your strengths in that area. Inside Music Schools can provide input from working professionals. In some cases, a person with a variety of skills is needed, but opportunities come quickly to those who have readily apparent and polished talent. Understand the difference between what you hope to one day do well and what you already do well.
You may not yet realize it, but you have already begun building a network of professionals among your peers. Musicians tend to bond with those with similar interests: pianists hang out with pianists, recording engineers with other engineers, and so forth. This certainly can lead to opportunities when a friend refers you for a gig they can’t do. But face it, in reality you are competing with them for gigs. Make sure your network also includes people working across the music industry spectrum. A songwriter is going to need a guitarist, drummer, or backup vocalist; a producer needs a great engineer; a composer on a tight deadline will need help polishing up MIDI sequences, a rising artist needs a manager who understands their vision and goals. Those who are established in the business need young talent, and a successful internship can develop into a career opportunity. Inside Music Schools can help you land an internship that fits your goals. Alternatively, many successful careers develop through relationships among peers also seeking a break. Travel with your pod and help them with their projects. You can’t predict where something may lead. Many people form lasting bonds through shared experiences in their scuffling days. Such friends who get a break will think of you when your skill set is needed.
While your path may not appear clearly lit, Inside Music Schools has access to a wealth of career counselors that can shed some light. Remember to continue growing. In the music business, talent is a prerequisite, but you must also be someone others want to work with. In other words, never forget the “power of nice.” Talent and likability are essentials for career success.