Description: Music supervisors handle the process of choosing, negotiating, and incorporating pieces of music into visual media, while acting as a liaison between the creative and business ends.
Knowledge Required: Music theory, music interpretation, composition, conducting, performing, business and finance
Skills: Musicians must be knowledgeable about a broad range of musical styles. Having a broader range of interest, knowledge, and training can help expand employment opportunities and musical abilities.
Career Path: Musicians need extensive and prolonged training and practice to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to interpret music at a professional level.
Best Cities for this job: LA, New York City, San Francisco
Median Annual Income: National: $41,270 CA: $71,190
Future Growth: The Bureau of Labor Statistic predicts a 14 percent growth in employment between 2008 and 2018.
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