Resources

The following websites are suggested by the CME Staff to assist with students' and alums' career and professional development.

Audition & Job Listings

Career Advice

Employment Statistics for Musicians

International Listings

Legal Advice for Musicians

Music Teacher Resources

Orchestral Musicians

Promotion/Marketing

Tax and Bookkeeping Tips for Musicians



Audition & Job Listings

Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection
Job listings from NEC. Free for current MSM students!  Alumni can subscribe for $55 per year.

BackstageJobs.com & Backstage.com
Jobs in musical theater and theme parks.

College Music Society
Promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. (members only).

HigherEdJobs.com, InsideHigherEd.com & Chronicle of Higher Ed
Resources for college, university, and conservatory music teaching job listings.

League of American Orchestras
Primarily arts admin jobs
Membership required

Musical Chairs
Jobs and directories for classical musicians.

MusicianJobs.org
Search job sites, company career pages, and associations for jobs.

MyAuditions.com
Listings for orchestral musicians, music educators, and arts administrators.
Registration required.

MyMusicJob.com
Provides assistance to those who make their living in the day to day, not always glamorous but usually fulfilling, music industry

National Association of Pastoral Musicians
U.S.  jobs for church musicians

New York Foundation for the Arts
Diverse arts jobs & internships, mostly in NY

ProShip Entertainment & Oceanbound Entertainment
Performance staffing for the cruise industry.

U.S. Military Music Organizations
Courtesy of RileyGuide.com

YapTracker
"Track 1000s of opera auditions"
Useful new resource for singers


Career Advice

Artists House Music
Helps musicians and music entrepreneurs create sustainable careers.
 Articles, videos, advice, tips.

FracturedAtlas.org
Helps artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education

Guide to Careers in Music
Comprehensive look at more than 150 music-oriented career tracks from performance and teaching to production and therapy

How to Play in Someone Else's Band
Practical and easy-to-read advice from banjo player Danny Barnes: professional behavior, etiquette, rules of thumb, and general advice

Hypebot.com
Tech-savvy website with up-to-date information and articles on current hot topics in the music business scene

KnowtheMusicBiz.com
Resource for independent musicians to help make available the information needed to build a sustainable career in the rapidly changing music industry

Music Career Juice
Articles, advice, and tips from Peter Spellman

MusicianWages.com
Insight into being a sideman, Broadway musician, cruise ship musician, army band musician, as well that self-releasing and album and finding jobs


Employment Statistics for Musicians

Facts and Figures Concerning Music and Higher Education in the United States
From the College Music Society; revised January, 2011

Occupational Employment and Wages: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. May, 2010

Occupational Outlook for Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers
2010-11 Edition, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
“During the 2008–18 decade, most new wage-and-salary jobs for musicians will arise in religious organizations.

International Listings

International Musician
Orchestral and other union job openings.
Online access requires AFM union membership, print edition available in most music libraries

Music Council of Australia
Employment e-bulletin that provides a comprehensive weekly guide to Australian employment opportunities, by category

Orchestras Canada Job Board
Furthering, enriching and celebrating the work of Canadian orchestras through programs and services in both official languages


Legal Advice for Musicians

Art-loving attorneys
Courtesy of Self Employment in the Arts

Copyright information and links
From the National Association for Music Ed.

Copyright Made Simple
A basic introduction from the IMSLP

Fair use evaluator
Valuable insights into the U.S. Copyright Code.

Music-Law.com
Articles and advice

MusicLegalForms.com
Visit the Contract Package for Bands & Working Musicians

The Teacher's Guide to Music, Media, and Copyright Law
By James Frankel (Hal Leonard, 2009)
Preview available, purchase from AbeBooks.com

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Resources, links, and directories to legal services in the U.S., Canada & Australia


Music Teacher Resources

Association Européenne des Conservatoires
European cultural and educational network for the advancement of European Higher Music Education

The Association of Teaching Artists
Information and links

Eric Booth
Mr. Booth describes the work of teaching artists in brief videos on the Weill Music Institute site

College Music Society
Promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.
Members only

HigherEdJobs.com, InsideHigherEd.com & Chronicle of Higher Ed
Resources for college, university, and conservatory music teaching job listings

MusicAcademySuccess.com
Marty Fort's comprehensive system. Learn how to run a successful music academy.

MusicTeachersHelper.com
"Your music studio manager" Create a website, handle scheduling, accept credit card payments, and more.


Orchestral Musicians

League of American Orchestras
Primarily arts admin jobs
Membership required

Musical Chairs
Jobs and directories for classical musicians

MyAuditions.com
Listings for orchestral musicians, music educators, and arts administrators.
Registration required

Polyphonic.org
An orchestra musician forum

Pros and Cons to a Career in Orchestral Music" & “How to Pursue a Career in Orchestral Music”
By Douglas Yeo, Bass Trombonist with the Boston Symphony


Promotion/Marketing

CyberPR
Subscribe to an online newsletter and video segments with marketing tips and guidance by Ariel Hyatt, digital PR guru

DIY Musician Blog
From CDBaby: guidance on promotion, marketing, etc.

Fans, Friends, and Followers
Building an Audience and a Creative Career in the Digital Age.
Free 35-page preview of the 188-page book by Scott Kirsner (2009)

How to Call Attention to Your Music
Free 70-page ebook by Derek Sivers

MusicThinkTank.com
“Where the music industry thinks out-loud.” Online marketing, career-building, public relations.
Sign-up required

Why do you need a bio?
 Useful for both beginner and seasoned professionals by Dan Kimpel, recognized music media expert


Tax and Bookkeeping Tips for Musicians

Accounting and tax resources
Collected by Self Employment in the Arts

Bookkeeping for Artists
By Maggie Kruser

Tax Issues for Musicians
(U.S. & Canada) Courtesy of Howland Tax Service

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