Music Agents and Scouts

An agent is a salesperson who sells artistic talent. Music agents act as the representatives for musical performers such as musicians, singers, orchestras, bands, and other musical groups, promoting their talent and managing legal contractual business. Music scouts search for musical talent at clubs, concert halls, and other music venues. Approximately 11,680 agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes are employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Duties Promote music talent to record companies, advertising firms, film and television studios, and other organizations; manage the careers of talent
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Best opportunities are in Los Angeles, New York City, and Nashville, and other cities with a strong music scene
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Music
  • Speech
Experience Internship
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Head of Talent Agency
  • Music Agent and Scout
  • Assistant to Agent

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