Music Career Opportunities:
Songwriting Contests &
Jobs in the Music Industry
The Music Biz Academy has no connection with the below contests,
or opportunities. They simply looked interesting to us, so we thought they might be interesting to you. Participate
at your own risk!
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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.
a Job in the Music Business...
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.