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What jobs can you get from studying entertainment management? | Careers Talk AUS
What jobs can you get from studying entertainment management? | Careers Talk AUS
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Advice from JMC Academy

What jobs can you get from studying entertainment business management?

Studying Entertainment Business Management can lead to a wide variety of jobs, so we have put together a list of just a small fraction of the areas you could go on to work in… 

Artist Manager

Artist managers represent often one or more entertainment groups or artists and oversee all aspects of an act’s career. They could manage any manner of acts from musicians, to comedians or actors.

They deal with and advise their acts on all business decisions, manage their schedule, work with any other third parties, and have an input on the creative decisions an artist must make, attempting to guide the artist’s rise to the top.

Booking Agent/Talent Agent

Booking agents work to find new and great talent, and secure performance engagements for acts. They must use their good communication and people skills to sell talent and develop contacts in the music industry.

They often work closely with an act’s manager and may be involved in setting the fee and negotiating with promoters or clubs. A booking agent is usually paid a percentage of the negotiated fee for an act’s performance.


There are a variety of roles within Marketing that could be entered through an Entertainment Business Management degree.

A Publicist or PR Manager handles the publicity and press needs of their acts or company, writing press releases, sending them to the correct media, talking to media about acts, and arranging interviews.

In modern marketing, there is also a large variety of digital roles available including any online advertising, Social Media Management and Digital Marketing Management.

These all involve knowing your product, artist or company well enough to be able to advertise effectively to the target audience.

Event Manager

In charge of organising different events of varying sizes, Event Managers are responsible for every aspect of the event to ensure it goes off without a hitch.

From budgeting to organising staff, venues, timings, acts and ticketing, the Event Manager could be in charge of events varying from weddings, to corporate, festivals to parties

Tour Manager

The tour manager, slightly different to the Event Manager, is responsible for coordinating all the facets of an act’s tour, including travel, lodging, booking and coordinating all shows throughout the tour, and budgeting for all expenses.

A tour manager often finds the act, and contacts venues or booking agents to organise the act’s appearance.

Venue Manager

If you fancied branching out on your own as an entrepreneur, then venue managing could be the way for you.

As a venue manager, you may be in charge of the licensing, managing the staff, booking any events or working with event or tour managers to arrange an act, and all general care of the venue.

As a business degree, the Entertainment Business Management course at JMC Academy prepares you for the potentially difficult job of owning your own business.

Publishing and Copyright Manager

The main responsibilities involved here is acquiring song copyrights and publishing them. Once the music publisher finds music that they can copyright, every time it is played, they can then make money from it.

You would have to have a very strong knowledge of all of the copyright laws because as the publisher, you would be responsible for ensuring there is no copyright infringement and/or unauthorised use of the material.

Our blog here outlines the basics: Knowing the Music Copyright Laws

Anything you wanted to do… 

The Entertainment Business Management course provides you with a range of skills that can be transferrable into so many jobs, such as management, organisation, team work, networking, and budget managing.

JMC Academy Websitewww.jmcacademy.edu.au