BBC Introducing: Jobs at music festivals and in the music industry

Meet the artists and behind-the-scenes heroes working at festivals and in the music industry. Discover what inspired them to do what they do, what their jobs entail and how you could follow in their footsteps! Part of BBC Music Introducing and the Bitesize world of work series.

Backstage with Bitesize at BBC Music Introducing Live

BBC Introducing: An interview with singer-songwriter Arlo Parks
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BBC Introducing: Advice to get into the music industry
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BBC Introducing: Advice to your teenage self
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Backstage with Bitesize: Keeping Live Alive
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Backstage with Bitesize: Women in music
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Backstage with Bitesize: Owning your heritage
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Backstage with Bitesize: Finance
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Backstage with Bitesize: LGBTQ+ artists sparking a revolution
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Tips and advice

Breaking into the music industry
Making music and making it happen
Surviving school when you just love music
What skills do I need to succeed in the music industry?
How to survive rejection in the music industry

Industry insiders

Ryan: Lewis Capaldi's manager
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Jade Bird: Singer-songwriter
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Jaguar: DJ and presenter
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Kojo: Music director
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Roisin: freelance music video director and stylist
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Tasha: Marketing manager
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Willy: festival build manager
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Phillip: radio producer
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Pete: Stage manager
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Clare: Music news reporter
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Raphael: sound engineer
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Jess: Festival PR director
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Byron: Production manager
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Tom: DJ
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Dominic: Playlist editor at Deezer
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Jasmine: Production manager
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Betty: Festival volunteer
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Priti: Music photographer
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Ryan: Music business owner
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Matilda: sound engineer
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Simon: Director at a music publisher
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Felix: Stage manager
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Nicola: Strategist
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Rick: Founder of a songwriting collective
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Danny and Sarah: Songwriters
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Jon: Songwriter (including for Kylie!)
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Kieran: Professional dancer
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Cate: Lighting director
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Emma: Festival programme director
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Tom: Kylie's drummer
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Melissa: Head of TV at Caroline International
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Ray’s story: Talent acquisition manager

If you’re interested in working at festivals or in the music industry but are not sure if your skill set matches up, take a look at the Wheel of Strengths from Barclays Lifeskills.

It’s a nifty interactive tool you can use to identify your skills, interests and personality. It will also suggest jobs that might suit you and identify how building other skills could open up other job roles.

Take a look - your future awaits!

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