How to Become a Music Journalist

Music Journalist Job Description

Music journalists write articles pertaining to the music industry for newspapers, magazines, journals and websites. They report on the latest developments in the music industry and write album and gig reviews. Music journalists may be self employed or work for a publication, and in either case their job generally involves sorting through press releases, interviewing contributors, attending press conferences and composing articles.

 

 

Music Journalist Job Duties

  • Write opinion or fact based articles pertaining to the music industry
  • Research latest developments in the music industry
  • May pitch article ideas to editor
  • Attend industry events such as performances, album releases or press conferences
  • Interview musicians, producers, record label representatives and other music industry personnel

 

 

 

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