What is it like to be... a music curator?

A music curator selects artists for shows or to appear on different platforms.

Daily tasks could include making mix tapes, creating playlists and booking festival acts.

Jasmine Srih is a music curator for Boiler Room, a website which commissions and streams live music sessions around the world. In this video she explains how she landed her dream job and how the skills she learned in school still help her today.

Scroll down for more information on skills, working hours and salary.

Jasmine Srih explains what her job as a music curator for website Boiler Room involves.

What skills do I need to be a music curator?

Your role is to help people discover new music on your brand or platform. You’ll need to be an expert on a wide range of genres so that you can predict what else fans of a certain band or artist might like. On top of this, you might also need:

  • strong research skills
  • data analysis skills
  • good verbal and written communication
  • the ability to work well in a team.

The lowdown

What will I get paid? A typical starting salary is around £18,000

Where will I work? You will mainly be office-based, but you might also need to attend gigs or other events.

What are the working hours like? It depends on the project, but some weekend or evening work is likely.

What qualifications do I need? An extensive knowledge and passion for music is essential. Qualifications in English, marketing, data analysis or music business could also be helpful.

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