How to Become a Music Critic

Music Critic Job Description

Music critics review live musical performances and albums. They publish their opinions through a variety of means, such as radio, television, newspapers, magazines, websites or books.



Music Critic Job Duties

  • Attend live performances, recordings and listen to albums
  • Summarize the performance or album
  • Provide critique of the album, recording or performance based on industry standards
  • Conduct interviews with artists
  • Maintain knowledge of upcoming shows and album releases
  • Build a considerable amount of contacts within the music industry
  • Provide insight into the industry by providing background information




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