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Musicians are involved in creating and/or performing music in a variety of genres. They can be composers, instrumentalists and/or singers who perform either in the studio or before a live audience.
Musicians may work on their own, as freelance artists, in collaboration with others, or as a salaried member of a:
Competition in the musical field is high and musicians need to dedicate hours of practice to maintain and develop their skill, whatever their preferred style.
They may need to diversify and branch out into other styles of music in order to enhance their employability.
Most musicians have a need to perform/compose through their strong love of music.
Genres of music are many and varied and some activities will differ between musicians working in the classical field and those performing in rock bands. However, the following tasks can apply to all musicians:
Many musicians also teach, either individual pupils or peripatetic teaching in schools/colleges, in order to enhance their income as a performer.
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