Artist and Repertoire Workers

Leona Lewis, Clive Davis, and Carrie Underwood

In the artist and repertoire (A&R) department of a record company, A&R coordinators, executives, and other workers locate new talent and convince the company to sign them to contracts. A&R workers are also involved in producing their artists' music, promoting them, arranging concert tours, and other details of management.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Artist and Repertoire Coordinators, Artist and Repertoire Executives
Duties Locate and promote new musical talent; sign artists to record contracts; arrange concert tours; and handle other details of artist management
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in Los Angeles, New York City, and Nashville
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Music
  • Speech
Experience A part-time job or internship
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Outgoing
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Poor
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Vice President or President of an A&R Department
  • Artist and Repertoire Coordinator
  • Assistant Artist and Repertoire Coordinator