Guidance

Music business apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the music business sector.

This apprenticeship is for people who want to work in promotions, management and agency-related jobs, planning, booking and promoting artists or bands.

Training opportunities

You’ll train as marketing or promotions assistants, or assistant publicists, as an intermediate level apprentice. You’ll support the promotional activities and marketing campaigns in the music industry, using social media and social networks.

On the advanced level apprenticeship, there are several types of roles available. For example as a music publishing assistant, you’ll understand the registration process and register musical works for publishing and copyright compliance, and contribute to the preparation and management of artist agreements and contracts.

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of music business apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • marketing or promotions assistant
  • assistant publicist

Advanced level apprenticeship

You’ll take on more specialised roles like:

  • A&R (artists and repertoire)
  • music publishing assistant
  • radio plugger
  • marketing or promotions assistant
  • assistant publicist

Apply for a music business apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education