Careers in Music

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in music? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Music Careers

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Want to turn a passion for music into a career? Depending on your interests, you can go in one of several directions: music performance, theory, history. While a lot of jobs in music history and business will require a bachelor’s degree, music performance jobs may or may not require a degree. You can also teach music, work in arts administration, produce and sound engineer music, as well as work in the business or legal side of music.

While the market for music jobs is competitive and the pay isn’t always great, a job in music might be for you if you’re passionate about the field.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Music

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The Music Center - The Music Center is “one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country."

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TuneIn - TuneIn is a Palo Alto, CA based company that “enables people to discover, follow, and listen to what’s most important to them — from sports, to news, to music, to talk.”

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TiqIQ - TiqIQ is based in New York, NY, and they aim “to make buying event tickets more transparent, efficient, and simpler.”

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KEXP - KEXP is a Seattle, WA based non-profit radio station that aims to enrich “people’s lives by championing music and discovery.”

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Job TitleLocation
Software DeveloperSeattle, WA
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The Metropolitan Opera Logo

The Metropolitan Opera - The Metropolitan Opera in New York, NY is the largest classical music organization in North America, and it’s been around for just over 128 years.

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Townsquare Media - Townsquare Media is a Greenwich, CT based "company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties in 66 small to mid-sized markets across the country.”

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Handel and Haydn Society Logo

Handel and Haydn Society - Handel and Haydn Society is a Boston, MA based non-profit that is coming up on 200 years of excellence “in the field of Historically Informed Performance.”

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Levitt Pavilions - Levitt Pavilions is a Los Angeles, CA based non-profit that “partners with cities to build and transform outdoor music venues into community treasures.”

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Job TitleLocation
Outpatient Coding ManagerGrapevine, TX
Program AssociateBeverly Hills, CA
Program AssociateCalifornia
Outpatient Coding ManagerArlington, TX
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City Parks Foundation Logo

City Parks Foundation - City Parks Foundation is a New York, NY based non-profit that creates “programs in parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City.”

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Irish Arts Center Logo

Irish Arts Center - The Irish Arts Center, a New York, NY based non-profit that is "dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century."

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop - Potbelly Sandwich Shop is a Chicago, IL chain of sandwich shops that is aiming to "be the best place for lunch."

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The Echo Nest - The Echo Nest is a Somerville, MA based company, and they “provide the largest repository of dynamic music data in the world" with 30 trillion data points.

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Job TitleLocation
QA/Marketing InternSomerville, MA
Fall - QA/Marketing InternSomerville, MA
EngineerSomerville, MA
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Fender Logo

Fender - Fender is a Scottsdale, AZ based company that manufactures stringed instruments and amplifiers, and they're hiring right now.

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Songtrust Logo

Songtrust - Songtrust helps musicians with rights management and royalty collection, and they have some great job opportunities.

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Skullcandy Logo

Skullcandy - If you're into the intersection of action sports, music, and fashion, then Skullcandy would be a perfect fit for a career.

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Bach to Rock Logo

Bach to Rock - If you love music and education, then Bach to Rock would be a perfect place for you to start your career.

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No current job openings.



Complex Media Network Logo

Complex Media Network - If you’re a true “influential 20-something male consumer” or you want work in a business that focuses them, check out jobs at Complex Media Network.

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Rock the Earth - If you’re digging what Rock the Earth is all about, then you should check out their jobs on Idealist.

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Hip Hop Caucus Logo

Hip Hop Caucus - My take is that as Hip Hop Caucus uses hip hop to better the world, they’ll also end up bettering hip hop culture. You can be a part of that!

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No current job openings.

New York Philharmonic Logo

New York Philharmonic - Once you learn a little bit more, you can check out jobs at the New York Philharmonic—there are a few opportunities for new grads.

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JLab Audio Logo

JLab Audio - JLab Audio is still a very small company, but they seem to growing both in terms of revenue and head count.

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No current job openings.

Symphony Space Logo

Symphony Space - Symphony Space's employment page only has internships listed, but there’s a Production Coordinator for Performing Arts Programs posting on Idealist.

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Pandora Logo

Pandora - If you’re interested working at a place where music, media, and technology intersect, then you should check out jobs at Pandora.

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Ticketfly Logo

Ticketfly - Ticketfly is another company that I found on Fast Company’s list of “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies,” and they are hiring.

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Job TitleLocation
RecruiterSherman Oaks, CA
Digital Marketing ManagerSan Francisco, CA
Visual DesignerSan Francisco, CA
Sr. Product Marketing ManagerSan Francisco, CA
Technical Operations EngineerSan Francisco, CA
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