Roles in Sound Recording Studio Essay

3014 Words Mar 12th, 2013 13 Pages
Krzysztof Olechowski

ASSIGNMENT 1
Roles, Relationships, and Contracts in the Recording Industry.

Sound Engineer

Definition

A sound engineer is technician who operates and maintains the machines and equipment when recording and broadcasting music, sound effects, film audio, live events and video production.
He works in entertainment industry and is a pivotal part of the process of creating state of audio projects, video, radio shows and live projects.

Functions

Some sources which I have already checked says that sound engineers generally work in studio setting equipment etc. but they work also at various venues, including outdoors, depending on the specifics of the project.
However, bullet points below put together
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Work terms explanation – Hours and Incomes

Hours
Similar to sound engineer you need to be flexible about working hours, which can be long and irregular.
You might work during evenings, nights and weekends, depending on when artist are available.

Conditions
It is possible to work in vary conditions – some commercial studios may be large and air-conditioned, but many of them are just small and windowless.

Incomes
Your yearly salary as a music producer can range from just getting by to being wealthy enough to own a mansion and several cars. The difference lies in a number of factors, such as how successful the track you produced are and how much experience you have.
Some sources (internet), which I have revealed, provide that in UK average salary for music producer employed full time in studio amounts to around £30,000. Let’s take a look on comparison to U.S. annual salary level:
“According to the United States Bureau of Labour Statistics, music producers are expected to have a 6% increase in jobs by 2018.
The mean annual pay for this field was $54,030 in 2010, with those in the 90th percentile earning at or above $92,600 annually.
Those in the 50th percentile earned at or below $47,080 per year, while those in the 10th percentile earned at or below $22,550 annually.”
Source: www.ehow.com

Utility Sound Technician
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