Becoming a music journalist is a dream job for many writers, but it is not all free gigs and endless bar tabs.
In such a competitive industry, how can you get your foot in door, spot new talent before anyone else, and – importantly – still earn enough to pay the bills?
Journalism.co.uk hosted a live Q&A on getting into music journalism, where three key people in the industry came online to answer questions and share their experiences.
On the panel is:
- Al Horner, assistant editor, NME
- Sam Wolfson, executive editor, Noisey UK
- Bella Todd, freelance music journalist, Time Out, the Guardian
This live Q&A is part of a series that Journalism.co.uk are running on various topics. You can view previous live Q&A's from Journalism.co.uk below:
- Q&A: Mobile reporting
- Q&A: Advice on being a freelance journalist
- Q&A: Career advice for journalists
This live Q&A is sponsored by DyNaMik Records
DyNaMik Records Ltd are a full service entertainment company, services including:
Promotion and distribution: promotion is handled by both in-house and outsourced professional PR companies. DyNaMik’s distributors now include Universal.
Recording studio and music production: handled both in-house and outsourced to a number of high end studios, producers, engineers, and other music specialists.
Visual branding/image consultation: DyNaMik work with you to build your brand identity to create and develop your image as required.
DyNaMik/Ikonic artist management: DyNaMik have teamed with Ikonic a successful artist development/management service.
Music licensing: DyNaMik/Ikonic now offer a licensing platform. DyNaMik are also members of Deejay Worx the best MP3 promotion in the world.