Artist and Repertoire Workers

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.

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

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