Industry Insights

The world of electronic music is shaped not only by artists and fans, but also by thousands of independent businesses, from clubs to booking agents, publishers and promoters. It is the network of these companies on which the vitality of our scene depends. Doors Open aims to be more than a job board, helping people to understand what kind of roles are available in the music industry and how they can start their careers.

For this, we created three content series that shine a light on professionals doing exciting and meaningful work within the electronic music community: Behind The ScenesBTS Live and The Glossary.

  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...
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