Seeking a bright career in the world of music

If you often begin humming on your most favorite song whenever you are in jovial mood and your feet automatically start dancing in rhythm with the tunes of a melodious song, you can mark your entry in the field of music. What are the options to chart out a shinning career open into this field in TV, films, stage shows and in form of talent hunts is what form the topic of discussion in this article.

There used to be a time when music was considered to be the medium of entertainment merely. Music has become an attractive option of a career these days. In fact, people adopted music mostly as a hobby earlier on. Today the form and shape of music have completely metamorphosed into a well-oiled industry in its own right. This is the reason that not keeping music confined merely to hobby, this is being lapped up as a career as well. A strong craze is evident among the youths towards the musical talent hunt shows coming on TV channels. The children gathered abundant accolades of judges, experts and audiences alike by participating in the recently held junior idol championship. The popularity of these shows is inspiring the people having a heart dedicated to music.

Test of talent

Looking at the speed the Indian entertainment industry is progressing, there are ample career opportunities in the field of music. Several kinds of options are available in the world of music for you whether you want to make a mark here as a playback singer like Lata Mageshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kavita Krishnamurthy etc or wish to create waves in the world by doing stage shows.

No matter, you are rich in natural talent but you would need to hone your singing skill by taking a proper training to carve out a niche for yourself in this area. In case, you are technically strong, doors of technical fields such as recording technician and audio editing type is open for you.

No short cut for success in the world of music

Experts of this field say if somebody wants to be a classical performer, he will have to attach himself in any case with the guru-shishya tradition. Similarly, of someone wants to join the academic field of music, having a degree in music is a must for him. Different fields have differing demands for instance while there is a separate demand for playback singing while separate for vocal performers. This is a creative field with no alternative to labor.

Ustads of music

Music is considered to be the most significant discovery of mankind. With the help of music, not only the emotions but also the feelings could be distinctly expressed. But becoming ustad (master) in this field is not that easy. One can achieve something in this field with talent, hard work and true dedication. Natural talent is like a gift. However, by taking training from institute of some repute, a better career course could be charted into this field. Whoever are coming into this field are making their entry after taking proper training.

Main istitutes

  • BHU, Varanasi
  • Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
  • Vanashthali Vidyapeeth, vanashthali, Rajasthan
  • Ajmer Music college, Ajmer
  • Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh
  • Bhatkhande Music School, New Delhi
  • Patna University
  • All India Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi
  • Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad
  • Delhi University, Delhi

Attaining perfection from practice

If you intend to join the field of music, please be noted there is tough competition here. You will have to acquire full efficiency in the field. Practice is of paramount importance for this art. No doubt, you shall be taught the fine nuances of music in the related courses but it is you who have to gain mastery over them. Daily practice as much as is possible would work wonders on you.

For long term success

One cannot make a place in the music world by giving 2-3 best performances in this area. For lasting longer into this field, you will have to give continual better performances. If you succeed in achieving this much, success is bound to kiss you.

Courses and eligibility

For admission connected with music, the minimum qualification is secondary pass. However, music courses could be completed along with the regular studies also in part-time. There are certificate courses, bachelor, diploma, and PG levels courses available related to music. Generally, the duration of the certificate course is one year, degree course for three years and PG course for two years. The duration varies from institutes to institutes.

Job option

There have always existed the earning and job options in music industry. You can carry forward your career in this field as teacher, singer, musician, recorder, concert performer, live show, disc jockey, video jockey etc. There are ample chances available in the musical areas of classical, folk, ghazal, pop, fusion, etc. Demands for music teachers in schools and colleges are in abundance. Today, demand for experts in music therapy, FM channels and a music research organization is fast rising.

Chance of becoming famous

If success is received in this field continuously for some years, your entire life will spend in comfort. There is no dearth for work and payment in the music industry. We have many such music artists in our country who charge lacs of rupees for single performance. Enter this field with poise and great confidence. Do not be afraid of failures. Go on performing better.


Author: Umesh Chandra Bhatt18 Feb 2023 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

Music is a challenging area for those who want to perform in this field and make a career. It is true that the fundamentals of the music can be learnt through the academic music courses but ultimately what matters is recognition of musical notes by the brain of the person and reproducing them with the exact preciseness and quality. That is what makes music a challenging task. There is very much competition in the field of music because there are so many people aspiring for it and trying to reach the top of the chart.

If we go in the rudimentary information on the basics of musical notes then we will find that musical notes are increasing or decreasing in a particular order and if that change of frequency is understood and produced by the singer in a correct way then only that music will be accepted by the music lovers. For example when we sing an old popular song then many people try to sing it but only a few of them can reproduce them in a correct and precise way. Why it happens is because the perception of music is a very fine art and it is not only the practice but the aptitude and interest of the person for it. It is obvious that for becoming a top musician one will have to first improve ones perception and reproduction of physical notes. In my view, that is the most important thing and rest is only hard work and practice.

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