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

Do you love festivals? Can't live without music? 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.

Ryan: Lewis Capaldi's manager
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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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Jade Bird: Singer-songwriter
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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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Clare: Music news reporter
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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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Jaguar: DJ and presenter
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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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Emma: Festival programme director
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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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Kieran: Professional dancer
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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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Tom: Kylie's drummer
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Cate: Lighting director
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Matilda: Sound engineer
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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!