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Career Development: Fixing The Entertainment Industry’s Problem When It Is Needed Most

Career Development: Fixing The Entertainment Industry’s Problem When It Is Needed Most
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Two young sound producers working at mixing console at a recording studio Like much of the world, the US has crossed the six-month mark since the pandemic forced most in-person gatherings to halt, which was primarily signified by South By Southwest’s cancellation, one of the most well attended entertainment-based events globally. Predictions are now spanning well into 2021 and beyond to return to a “normal” state of events. The entire industry has been impacted, from musicians not able to perform and live crew out of jobs to countless industry professionals furloughed from music companies. With so many severely lacking in revenue or employment altogether, the career development ecosystem has not evolved since the start of the pandemic and is still largely unused by many in the entertainment industry, creating a real problem for those in need of resources and opportunities. The current career development landscape, populated by tools like professional social networking site LinkedIn, freelance marketplaces like UpWork and Fiverr and job boards like Glassdoor, offers some music-specific careers and opportunities, most of which are buried beneath postings from other industries. Even Craigslist, which is still a top recruiting tool, lists very few music-specific careers, even in major music […]

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