Professional Musician

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Music Careers
Musician Careers

What does a professional musician do?

Musicians try to create songs that capture emotion, beauty and inspiration. Most musicians are devoted to a certain musical style but many musicians blend multiple styles together to create a unique sound. Musicians must spend a great deal of time practicing an instrument or honing their vocal technique. They must also deal with managers, agents, producers and record label representatives to market their musical creations.


  • Practice instruments and/or vocal performance

  • Generate ideas for new songs and write music

  • Compose lyrics for original songs

  • Record their music for distribution

  • Work with managers and agents to promote their music

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