Music Careers For Your Personality Type


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Music Careers For Your Personality Type

Far from just art for art’s sake, music is business: big business.

$15.6 billion = Recorded music industry revenue 2015[3]
[parts of that 15$ billion][4]
46% physical sales revenue
46% digital sales revenue
6% performing rights (personalized streaming services, broadcasts, venues)
2% Synchronization revenue (adverts, brands, film partners)

In perspective:
That’s double the value of every beer stocked on a store shelf that year [1]

Music is global. And globally appealing.

But the US is the true center of music business

Genres by total consumption in the US:
Rock 29%
R&B/Hip Hop 17.2%
Pop 14.9%
Country 11.2%
Dance / EDM 3.4%
Christian Gospel 3.1%
Holiday / Seasonal 2.6%
Latin 2.6%
Jazz 1.4%
Classical 1.4%
Children 1%

And a perfect place to start a career in music

Such as:

Personal Manager
Booking Agent
Concert Promoter
Music Publisher
Professional Manager
Business Manager
Music Business Accountant
Entertainment Lawyer
Music Educators
Recording Engineers

There are tons of ways to get involved in the music industry. How do you know which is right for you?

It all depends on your interests, education, and personality.

Top Interests for Music Careers:

Music Creation
Sound Engineering

Top Degrees for Music Careers:

Bachelor of Music (BM) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA)
Bachelor of Science in Music (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Music Business (BS)

Top Personality Types for Music Careers:

INTJ – The “Architects” are people who can strategize and plan for any situation
ISTJ – The “Logisticians” are people who are very fact-centered and reliable
ESTJ – The “Executives” are people who excel as administrators and managers of people
ISTP – The “virtuosos” are people who are bold and practical implementors
ISFP – The “adventurers” are people who are flexible and charming, will try anything once
ESTP – The “entrepreneurs” are people who are smart, perceptive, and very energetic
ESFP – The “entertainers” are people who are spontaneous, energetic, and enthusiastic

With a little hard work and a desire to work in a musical field, there’s a role for almost everyone!

Personal Manager

Description: represents a musical group and helps to manage all aspects of their career
Salary: generally 10-50% of an artists earnings
Personality types: INTJ, ENTJ, ESTJ
Education: Associates degree or above, music business

Booking Agent

Description: Secures bookings for musical talent at venues
Salary: $20,000 to +$1,000,000
Personality types: ENTJ, ENTP, ENFP, ESTP
Education: Associates degree or above, music business

Concert Promoter

Description: Hosts musical acts and artists, acts as organizer for musical events.
Salary: $0 to +$1,000,000
Personality types: ENTJ, ENTP, ENFP, ESTJ
Education: Associates degree or above, music business

Music Publisher

Description: Publishes music, negotiates royalties, copyrights music, distributes music
Salary: $20,000 to +$1,000,000
Personality types: INTP, ENTJ, ESTJ,ISTP, ESTP
Education: Associates degree or above, music business

Professional Manager

Description: Pitches music owned by publishing companies to labels and bands for performance and recording
Salary: $20,000 to $64,590
Personality types: INTJ, ENFJ, ENFP, ISFP
Education: Bachelors in Marketing, Music Business, or Other

Music Education

Description: Music educators in private settings, primary, secondary, or college settings
Salary: $32,540 to $128,330
Personality types: ENFJ, ENTP, INFJ, ESFP
Education: Bachelors in education, bachelors in music

Business Manager

Description: Manages musician and entertainer finances
Salary: $25,000 to +$1,000,000
Personality types: ISTJ, ESTJ, ESTP
Education: Bachelors in music business, business, or accounting

Music Business Accountant

Description: Advise and work with musicians and music business companies in financial affairs
Salary: $40,370 to $113,470
Personality types: ESTJ, ISTJ, ENFP, INFJ
Education: Bachelors in accounting

Entertainment Lawyer

Description: Manages legal matters for musicians: contracts, negotiation, advice, and counseling.
Salary: $70,000 to $150,000
Personality types: ENTP, ISTJ, ESTJ, INTJ
Education: Juris Doctor (JD)

Recording Engineers

Description: sets up and operates recording equipment so as to create albums. Oversee artistic and technical elements of the recording session.
Salary: $25,000 to $150,0000
Personality types: INTJ, INTP, ISTP, ISFP
Education: On the job or associates degree