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What does a UX designer do? A UX designer's primary goal is to craft digital products that create a seamless and intuitive experience for users. Ever had a negative experience using a website? Maybe you’re struggling to book a flight because there’s so many ‘add-on’ options? That’s exactly why UX designers exist - to make sure that doesn’t happen. UX Designers are responsible for identifying user needs...
  What does a label manager do? A label manager handles the digital and physical distribution of music and merchandise for record labels. They also advise on release strategy, including marketing, socials and press. The other key part of the role is maintaining sales to shops, wholesalers and overseas distributors, as well as keeping them up to date with new releases that are available.  What makes a great label manager?...
  What does a lighting designer do? Day to day my job as an LD can change a lot. From imagining exciting concepts and transferring those into actual design layouts. Other days it's comms, logistics and budgets. Other days it can be programming, operating and manifesting the show, all together aiming to achieve something that enhances the performance, and combined with the music completes the show with impact and harmony. ...
What does a marketing manager do? In a nutshell, my job is to get the word out about my brand and share our message with those that align with our ethos. At The Halley we’re constantly working on an array of projects that support different people in the music industry - including our charity partners, young entrepreneurs and artists. My job is to have insight on all aspects of this, create messaging and campaigns around them, ensuring...
What does a Label Manager do?  A Label Manager is a jack of all trades but is mainly responsible for coordinating and delivering releases - on time, on budget and on brand. What makes a great Label Manager? Professionalism above all. This is a holistic attitude to the role - to name a few key examples: good work ethic, diplomacy, responsiveness, flexibility, ability to manage expectations, and a keen eye for detail. Even...
What does a Studio Manager do?  We sit in-between A&R’s, producers, engineers and technicians to ensure that artists have the best possible experience in the studio. What makes a great Studio Manager? Patience, the ability to communicate with the whole spectrum of music industry professionals and see the bigger picture across the past, present and future all help! What are the basic professional requirements...
What does an Artist Manager do? Artist managers act as a central hub for every part of an artist's business. They work collaboratively with a musician to help achieve the artist's goals by navigating opportunities that arise from their music.  What makes a great Artist Manager? Everything stems from the music, therefore a great artist manager needs to have a good set of ears on them as well as being able to put personal taste...
What does a Radio Producer do? A Radio Producer is responsible for orchestrating almost every aspect of what makes a successful radio show function.  What makes a great Radio Producer?   A great specialist radio producer will be knowledgeable of their field, passionate about championing new artists and extremely proficient at dealing with talent. You often become the point of contact between the network and the presenter...
What does an application developer do ? Writing code for iOS and Android applications. Making ideas come to life, in a tech related way.  What makes a great application developer?   Thinking logically, jumping in at the deep end and being able to Google, well. What are the basic professional requirements for a successful application developer?   It can be a steep learning curve to begin with, so it’s...
What does a Head of Sync do? A Head of Sync handles music licensing and negotiation, creative pitching and new business at a record label or publishing house. In a nutshell they try and place music on media such as film, tv, ads, online etc What makes a great Head of Sync? Good knowledge of the catalogue you represent as well as awareness of external music trends and scenes. Excellent social skills and a strong contact list of...
What does a web developer do? A web developer builds new features so users can have an optimal experience and ensures the website looks amazing and runs efficiently What makes a great web developer? I think what makes the difference is if, apart from having the knowledge, you are a good team player, happy to help anyone who needs it. What are the basic professional requirements for a successful web developer? For being...
What does a booking agent do? Booking agents connect the dots between artists, venues and promoters. We handle all aspects of an artists live touring from A-Z.  What makes a great booking agent? Every agent has different ways of working but patience, connections and a keen eye for detail are all very important. Obviously a love of music is a must. What are the basic professional requirements for a successful booking...