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Music Career Opportunities:
Songwriting Contests &
Jobs in the Music Industry

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The Great American Song Contest 
The Great American Song Contest is a highly respected annual songwriting event that features prestigious awards, $10,000 in prizes and 45 winners in 9 different music categories. Judges in the 14th Annual Great American Song Contest include prominent music publishers, producers, recording artists and Grammy-nominated songwriters. All entrants have the option to receive written evaluations of their songs from the contest judges. Songwriters, composers, artists and bands everywhere are invited to submit original songs and music. Song Categories: Pop/Adult Contemporary, Rock/Alt, Country, Contemporary Acoustic/Folk, R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap, Christian/Gospel, Instrumental, Special Category Music (Children's, Christmas, Patriotic, Novelty or Other) and Lyrics Only. $
30 Entry Fee, Deadline November 30th, 2012.

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Recording Connection
How would you like to work in a recording studio? Recording connection provides on-the-job training for those looking for full or part time employment in the music industry. Your 'school' is an actual recording studio in your town! Courses include basic studio operating procedures, mic and instrument setup, recording console parts and functions, audio theory, mixing, acoustics and much more. Get exposure to job opportunities as a recording engineer, mixer, digital workstation operator, mastering engineer, and more. 10/12/2010.

EntertainmentCareers.net is a one-stop shop for industry job listings. You'll find a very well stocked (and regularly updated) directory of jobs and internships for companies like the E! Entertainment Network, EMI Music Marketing, DreamWorks, Clear Channel and many others. Listings are free to view, but if you buy a membership ($9.95/month), you get first shot at new listings, as well as have them emailed to you. Added 03/04/2004.

As a job seeker in the music industry, you can post your resume here or view the jobs board.
There are quite a lot of job listings here, and you can browse a list of them without becoming a member. However, to view job details you need to subscribe to a membership, which is either $10/month or $50 annually. As of this writing, listed jobs include field marketing reps, music teachers, PR marketing, sales, promotion reps, managers and assistants. And that's just jobs posted in the last week. Added 04/07/2005.

Looking for work in the music business? Join MyMusicJob.com to get access to job listings and internships, as well as post you resume. There are quite a few offerings here and all jobs are posted by the employers themselves. If you want a sampling of what's available, the best way to go about that is to use the free "Seach Job" option to view "All Categories" and "All Locations." The cost for a 60-day membership is only $14.99, though you can still apply for any job posting over three days old if you're not a member. Members get the first shot at new job openings, however. Updated 10/12/2010.

Oceanbound Entertainment
Want a job playing on a cruise ship? Oceanbound is constantly looking for solo musicians, 2 to 4 piece bands, string ensembles, individual musicians to be a part of the ships orchestra, and even entertainers that have their own variety acts, such as jugglers, magicians, comedians, instrumentalists and singers. All the details at the web site. Added 07/26/2006.

Rising Star Internships
While RSI caters to Internships rather than full time jobs, Internships are a great way to network and gain practical experience in the industry. The link above takes you directly to RSI's "music" industry page. No membership fee is required, so you can view the internships and email the companies directly for no fee. Added 07/27/2005.

Although not exclusive to the music business, jobs from within the industry are certainly included here. Some of the companies posting job listings here include EMI Music, MTV, Universal and Warner Bros. Post your resume or view the jobs currently available for submission. The cost is $35 for 6 months access.  

ZDT Entertainment Network
ZDT provides one-on-one on-the-job training for careers in radio broadcasting, the recording industry, and film and video production. Essentially, GetAMentor matches you up with a professional in the field of your choice (they have contracts with radio and TV stations, recording studios, record companies, and film production companies) and you become an apprentice. The program is designed specifically for people just starting out in their field, so no prior experience is necessary. You can work part-time, nights and even weekends to match up with your own schedule. These are not paying jobs, but apprenticeships - essentially an opportunity to get your foot in the door and learn your trade on the job working side by side with the pros. 10/12/2010.


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