How can a person get into the music industry without singing or rapping?
"Getting_Into_the_Music_Industry">Getting Into the Music
If you can't sing or rap, you might have the potential to break
into the music industry by dancing, becoming an agent, a props
person, lighting technician or a by forming a record label. Keep in
mind that in this particular industry, it's 'who you know', not
'what you know'. But consider an education a smart backup plan.
If you are not a singer, the most obvious way to get into the
music industry is by becoming a musician. There is a demand for
people who can play an instrument very well, although the size of
the market depends a lot on the instrument that you play. Like any
profession, it takes training, dedication and hard work. It is not
a high-paying profession and fame is unlikely, but most musicians
would not be happy doing anything else. Professional musicians
typically earn a living by three means: performing, recording and
teaching; it is rare to be able to generate a good income from just
one of those activities.
Bear in mind, also, that the recording industry is
shrinking--and it has been for the last ten years. The advance of
technology makes it possible for musicians to make and sell
high-quality recordings without being attached to a record label.
There are fewer jobs for studio musicians, so musicians must rely
more on performing for income. That also applies to audio
engineers; the number of recording studios has declined
dramatically, so they apply their skills in live venues.