musicBecoming a musician and earning name and fame in music is a dream of many. One has to work much harder to get a good platform and achieve success in this field.

There is a myth that saying – Musicians are born with natural ability to play music. However recent study has proven that musical talent is a matter of aptitude and not instinct.

Becoming a professional musician, is not so easy these days. As in the initial years, it can very challenging. However one can overcome these challenges with good exposure, experience and good platform.

Music is performing art. It is one of the arts which require more attention and concentration. To become a good professional musician you need to do the following things:

Practice, practice and just practice!

“Music is the medium of expression right by playing instruments with without words”.

Beside this it is not only the part of ringing or drumming some instruments but also a vast field of performing art.

It is not easiest to learn. It is one of the challenging fields of the professional education. If you still want to find the career in music, get the instrument of your choice, learn the music theory, play with them and practice always.

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Music is a study which can be learnt not by brain but by the soul. The interest of making career in music field rises in the people who have an attachment with music and has passion in the field. These days with the lots of opportunities in this field, the mob is running after it.

Bollywood and other screenplay industries are the ideal for every young aspirants that he/ she would be the part or a star in these industries and music is the first step to make their dreams true.

After completion of music course, one can get a job in music industry, films, production houses, advertisement companies & TV channels. Music teacher in colleges & university is also a great option for such candidates.

Courses & Duration

After the completion of 12th examination, you may choose the field of professional music. The course contains the vocal music and instrumental music. The students are taught about the history of music, the study of music therapy, composing, music interpretation and voice instruction. Students from science, commerce or arts fields, any one can choose this profession.

Once finished the plus two examinations you may go for the B.A (Hons) in Music, B.F.A (Music) or, B.P.A (Music) degree course of 3 years duration conducted by the various arts school in India. There are some other diploma courses after 12th for the duration of 1 year.

After all above, earning the degree is beneficial for the student but it is not necessary to build the career in music. Many of the professionals earn the degree after or during the professional career in order to get a suitable platform in their music career.

You just need to continuously practice hard to become successful in the career. If you have the zeal to become a musician, go for the auditions and explore yourself on the stage.

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Fields of Music

As music field is very vast, sos one can choose any one side to make their career in it. Some of the sides are given below:

  • Composition
  • Contemporary Writing and Production
  • Electronic Production and Design
  • Film Scoring
  • Jazz Composition
  • Music Business/Management
  • Music Education
  • Music Production and Engineering
  • Music Therapy
  • Performance
  • Professional Music
  • Song writing

Types of Music

Below are given some type of music in which you can take the admission in one of the courses. You can apply for these music courses in India as well as in abroad countries. Many universities offer these course with all facilities of music. The duration of these programmes depends upon the individual courses.

  • Blues
  • Classical Music
  • Country Music
  • Electronic Music
  • Jazz
  • Latin Music
  • Metal Music
  • Pop Music
  • Punk music
  • Rap
  • Reggage
  • Rhythm & Blues
  • Rock Music

Music in India

The music in India includes different types of music according to the culture of India.

As India is a land of various languages so, all types of music in every language are formed. In India the scope of music is so vast that you can easily get the job in this profession. One can easily become a music teacher or can open their own music institution. The types of Indian music are:

  • Hindustani Music
  • Carnatic Music
  • Light Classical Music
  • Folk Music
  • Popular Music
  • Dance Music
  • Jazz & Blues
  • Western Classical Music
  • Patriotism Music

Top Institution in India which offers Music courses:

  • Tamil Nadu Government Music College, Chennai
  • Government College of Music & Dance, Hyderabad
  • Government Madhav Music College, Gwalior
  • Government Music College, Indore
  • Government Saradha Sangeetha Kalasala, Kurnool
  • Government School of Music & Dance, Guntur

Career & Scope

There are plenty of opportunities in the music career. It is one of the hobby courses. After the completion of the course you can join the music industries, movies industries and colleges as the music teacher.

You may also establish your own music school. Because you are a music lover, you will feel pride to conduct the music school. The job profiles in the field of music are as the following:

  • Composer
  • Jingle writer
  • Songwriter
  • Transcriber
  • Copyist
  • Conductor
  • Arranger
  • Producer
  • Programmer
  • Performing synthesist
  • Music sequencer
  • Sound designer
  • Music editor
  • Music supervisor
  • Music director
  • Advertising executive
  • Music publisher
  • Professional manager
  • Choir director
  • Music teacher
  • Private instructor
  • MIDI engineering
  • Recording engineer
  • Studio manager
  • Music therapist
  • Creative arts therapist
  • Vocal/instrumental soloist
  • Lyricist
  • Singer

Skills Required:

  • Talented
  • Genuine Interest in music
  • Sincerity
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Musical sense
  • Sense of time and rhythm
  • Confidence
  • Creative Ability
  • Versatility
  • Team Work
  • Ambition


Because there are varieties of jobs and designation, the salaries are also different as per the job and designation of the musician. An average salary of a professional in the music field is 20000 to 40000 per month.

It is a good field to earn both name and fame if you have talent and will to do continuous hardwork . You may be struggling during the initial time of your career. After getting some experience and good platform, you can go up to a great height in this field.

Books & Study Material

  • 1001 Songs by Robert Dimery
  • Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen by Acharya V.G. Ringe
  • Geet Manjiri by Vinaychandra Moudgalya
  • Music in North India: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series) by George E. Ruckert
  • The Dawn of Indian Music in the West (Paperback) by Peter Lavezzoli
  • The Raga Guide: A Survey Of 74 Hindustani Ragas (Paperback) by Savarnalata Rao
  • Music and Musical Thought in Early India (Hardcover) by Lewis Eugene Rowell

If you have any other query about Career in Music, you can ask your query below.


  1. Hello.
    Is it necessary to know how to play an instrument to enroll into any music college? If yes, should I learn to play the instrument before getting admission or will they teach me as a part of the syllabus?

  2. Please i just graduated from secondary school as a science student with good performances, but what i have interest to study at higher institution is Music. What should i do?

  3. I have completed my graduation in English honours last year only. Now I want to do diploma in music and pursue my career in it. Is it possible?
    Kindly suggest something ?

  4. I’m in the 3rd year of bcom.and want to pursue a career in music, is it possible because it’s too late and I know only one instrument. I need guidance regarding this.

  5. Sir I am studying in 12th standard and I have taken science stream for cracking the NEET exam…..but as days passes by….. I feel like I have done a wrong thing by taking this stream because it was not my wish to become a doctor but my parents….. I have so much passion for music and I am willing to do hard work in it….but I do not get enough support from my family for making music as my career….so sir I would be very glad if you help me out what will I do after 12th standard

  6. I’m an engineer. But now I realise my love and passion is music. What should I do in order to learn music professionally?

  7. sir I am keen interested in music .I am keen interested in playing all types of instrument and dance .but i am in cofusion what to do after +2 plizzzzzzzz suggest me……..

  8. i m in 3rd year in engineering….but i want to become a perfect guitarist or drumer…but at this time i m totally confused what should i do now….i really want to make my career in music..plz help me…

  9. sir i want to be a singer and sound engineer but ilike to play instument as well as singing…but mostly i sing which one sound be best career …

    if i choose sound engineer so what are the opportunities…………

  10. Sir i want to become a singer and sound engineer !! I am not practicing from very less age ..i started it from last year when i was of 15… now also can i become singer if i good teacher because i think my voice is just going to mature ???plz…suggest me …

    1. If it is, You should practice and lot and get music and singing classes. get participated in various singing competitions and auditions.

  11. Sir after 1 year diploma course in music what can I next course for be a music teacher sir I have completed my graduation but other sub. Not music…. Plz suggest me

  12. Sir I want to become a singer I am very very interested in singing sir know i am styding in 12 th class with arts stream sir i belong to a poor faimaly sir after 12th what i can do to i am success in my life

  13. I want to bcome a music producer is it good i need a good future n my parents also need the feedback plzz tell me whats right

    1. Music is a broad field where one can find the good career. Before step on to that path you need to be very clear that the competition is very high in this field means you would have to be a remarkable candidate, and beyond all about this you have personal links to promote yourself.

  14. Sir or mam plz tell me about music career.
    Plz tell me which course is best for me in music career.can I get success in this career .plz tell about college and universities and about fee.

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