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Music Video Directors and Producers
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for directors and producers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2018. Though opportunities will increase with the expansion of cable and satellite television and an increased overseas demand for American-made music videos and films, competition is extreme and turnover is high. Most positions in the music video industry are held on a freelance basis. As is the case with most careers in the music video industry, directors and producers are usually hired to work on one video at a time. After a video is completed, new contacts must be made for further assignments.