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Music and Sound Recording - What You Need to Know

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Can you imagine a world without music?

As “the universal language of humankind”, music has a global audience – but it's also an intensely personal experience. To some, it's the passion of a dramatic tenor or the precision of a concert pianist. To others, it's the emotion of a love ballad or the power of a screaming guitar.

If you're considering a career in music and sound recording, then you're thinking about entering an exciting and satisfying career. Perhaps you want to be a singer or soloist. Maybe you see yourself behind the console of a state-of-the-art recording studio. Or maybe you feel you have what it takes to nurture and promote talented performers and take them all the way to the top. Whatever your aspirations are, a successful career in music and sound recording begins with developing your skills and using them to their highest potential.

Curiosity checklist

How do you know if a career in music and sound recording is in your future? You will have to look inside yourself to answer that question. Your interests, talent, hobbies and skills are important clues in determining a particular career path. Use the following checklist to help you decide whether a career in music sounds right to you.

Curiosity Checklist

Do you...

Have a passion for music?
Play an instrument?
Love to sing?
Dream of a musician's life?
Think you're a self-starter?
Have a good ear?
Handle rejection well?
Have entrepreneurial skills?
Think that perseverance is one of your strong suits?
Respond well to stress?
Enjoy working for yourself?
Have good interpersonal skills?
Think you would hate the regimen of a nine-to-five job?
Like to travel?
Have self-discipline?
Enjoy working with new technologies?