Careers in the Live Music Industry

We all love to listen to recorded music, but recordings rarely match the highly personal experience of hearing a musician perform live. A close cousin to the record industry, the live music industry came of age in concert halls, nightclubs, festivals, and stadiums. It exists today because of the wide variety of people who collaborate to make live performances happen: the musicians who perform; the designers, costumers, and choreographers who transform a musical performance into a multisensory experience; the technicians and engineers who support and control everything that happens on stage; and the staff who manage and book tours and performances, keeping dedicated musical spaces alive.