Careers in Music


Looking for an entry level job or internship in music? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

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.

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Music Therapist
Behavior Services & Therapy South Bend, IN
Music String Making Assistant
Gamut Music Duluth, MN
Dance Instructor
Thumbtack, Inc. Lemon Grove, CA
Hip-Hop Dance Instructor
Thumbtack, Inc. Saint Charles, IL
Audio Recording Studio
Thumbtack, Inc. Vancouver, WA
Video Gaming Terminal Handler/Technician/ Collector
Prairie State Gaming Bloomington, IL
Travel Nurse - RN - Perinatal Registered Nurse
FASTAFF Lafayette, LA
Travel Nurse - RN - Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse
FASTAFF Anchorage, AK
Travel Nurse -RN- Critical Care (ICU) Registered Nurse
FASTAFF Anchorage, AK
Spanish Music DJ
Thumbtack, Inc. Bell Gardens, CA

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Music

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Detour - Detour is a San Francisco, CA based company that set out to offer “immersive, location-aware audio walks” and completely knocked it out of the park.

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ArtStream - ArtStream is a DC based non-profit “whose mission is to create artistic opportunities for individuals in communities traditionally under-served by the arts.”

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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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UpOut - UpOut is a San Francisco, CA based company that “is changing how locals discover unique events in their city.”

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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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Sonos - Sonos is a Santa Barbara, CA and Cambridge, MA based company that set out in 2002 “to reinvent home audio for the digital age.”

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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 - 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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F# - F# is a New York, NY based company that "connects brands to consumers through the power of music in purposeful ads.”

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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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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 - 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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Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats by Dr. Dre is a Santa Monica, CA based company that “provides a premium sound experience at every touch point of the consumer’s life.”

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Spotify - If you’re streaming music, chances are that you’re using Spotify. The Swedish based company has offices in New York, NY and a ton of job opportunities.

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Gupta Media - Gupta Media is a Cambridge, MA based online marketing agency that focuses on the entertainment and music industries.

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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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Clear Channel Communications - Clear Channel Communications is a media behemoth. They own more than 850 radio stations and nearly 1 million outdoor advertising displays.

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

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BUZZMEDIA - Pop culture is like a drug, and BUZZMEDIA is a dealer. They run more than 40 web properties, and they're hiring.

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

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Time Out Logo

Time Out - Time Out is a publishing company that focuses on local travel guides and magazines. They have quite a few exciting job opportunities.

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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 - 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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Sixthman - Sixthman is a pioneer in the “music theme cruise movement," and they're growing rapidly. Maybe you can land a job with them?

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C3 Presents - If you love standing up to cheer at live events, then you'll love a job with C3 Presents in Austin, TX.

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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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Metromix - Metromix offers guides "to local restaurants, bars and clubs, events, concerts and movies,” and they have a variety of jobs across the country.

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Octagon - Octagon is a worldwide sports and entertainment marketing company with a ton of career opportunities for recent college graduates.

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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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FanBridge - You’re nothing without your fans, which is why FanBridge makes it easier for artists to interact with fans online. They're hiring a ton of people right now.

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United Talent Agency - If you've always wanted to be a talent agent, then you need to check out United Talent Agency and their entry level Agent Training Program.

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Global Inheritance - If you’d like to get involved with Global Inheritance and their new take on social activism, then you should check out their Idealist page.

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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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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 - 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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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 - 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 - 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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Man Made Music - Trying to break into the music industry and not all that concerned with working at a major record label? Man Made Music might be the perfect place for you.

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VICE - VICE is definitely not for everyone, but if you were offended by my poke at hipster culture, then their jobs are probably for you.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center - If you’re a jazz lover and looking to work in the non-profit world, then you need to head over to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jobs page.

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Grooveshark - Gainesville, FL based Grooveshark's current entry level job openings include Web Developer, Java Developer, and Database Engineer.

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RightsFlow - RightsFlow has put together an extremely impressive clients list, and they seem to be growing at a great rate. That’s why it’s no surprise that they’re hiring.

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Topspin - If you have an interest in music, marketing, business, and technology, then you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to work than Topspin.

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JamLegend - If you’re a music loving video game junkie who is fascinated by the social web, then you really couldn’t find a better fit than JamLegend.

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Harmonix - When you’re jamming to Rock Band 2 for 9 hours straight, don’t feel too bad. Your purchase made it possible for someone to land a job at Boston's Harmonix.

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