With you and your dreams of making money in the industry in mind, and making good on my promise in “6 Job Opportunities In The Music Industry You Should Know” to be dropping more opportunities as they come, below are 7 more music business opportunities that you can take advantage of to make money in the music industry.
Set Up Your Own Record Label
If you are yet to make a breakthrough as a musician, then maybe you should consider dropping the microphone and setting up a recording studio and label. Your job would be to help talented musicians by financing their careers and earning an agreed commission from whatever earnings they make, like Don Jazzy, E-Money and other record label owners are currently doing.
When individuals or corporate organizations have shows to organize, they need to find ways to contact artists to come and perform at such shows. This is not always easy because artists are generally very busy people. As a booking agent, you would serve as the link between people who need to hire artists and the artists and you would earn commissions for each deal you broker.
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You can set up a talent hunt show, or be someone that hunts and recommends talents to record labels and producers. There are people who work as A&R personnel in the music industry and this is basically their job.
Kaffy is basically the number one dance act in the country and this is how she makes her living. Not only is she a dance choreographer, she is also used in many videos that require pop and other dance choreographies. To be honest, no music video is complete without some dance steps to spice it up and if you are a good dancer, you can set up your own dance choreography business where you would provide dance services to artists. You could also teach people how to dance and rake in the big bucks.
98% of music videos have pretty girls appearing in the videos or probably twerking and dropping down and getting their eagles on. These are the video vixens and based on the number of ladies or guys you see in a video, it’s definitely clear that they are in very high demand. You don’t necessarily have to be a video vixen yourself. Just assemble a team of beautiful video vixens and start an agency service.
A sound engineer/audio engineer is responsible for mixing songs and producing nice beats to go with the songs. In case you didn’t know, Simi is a sound engineer and she did that for quite a while (and still does) before getting her big break in the music industry.
You can also become an entertainment lawyer, helping to resolve disputes which have to do with the music industry.