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Graduates from the MMS Courses leave the School qualified to move into a range of careers without the need for further study. A major BBC presence just a mile down the road from the MIDI School in Salford Quays’ Media City stimulates the creative industries in the area and attract a huge range of media-related companies such as advertising, multimedia design, music, and of course, television and radio opportunities.
“Mediacity:uk is home to 1,150 creative and related businesses, 1,500 trainee posts per year and employment opportunities for 15,500 people”
The music industry today covers a wide spectrum, from the few long established worldwide ‘majors’ such as the Universal Music Group, to a host of locally situated ‘independents’. More and more people have taken control of their futures in today’s music industry, which is characterised by self employment or freelance contract work. Courses at MMS teach the importance of personal attributes such as communication skills, self motivation, problem solving, and responsibility. Links with the Manchester City Music Network ensure that students have invaluable free support from this unique organisation’s advisors as they move into their professional careers.
Music Industry Salary Guide
Mixing engineers, more commonly known as sound or audio engineers, use audio processors and editing equipment to mix and polish audio recordings to a finished stage. Mixes will then be passed over to a mastering house. They should be able to effectively communicate with the artist to attain a satisfactory final product.
DJs play and mix records to encourage people to dance or to keep an atmosphere at a club or festival. Either in one style or a mixture of styles. They’ll also add drum machines or synths to their set or enhance their set by creating their own mixes using short samples of music or loops.
Live Sound Engineer
This Engineer’s primary responsibility is to operate the soundboard during a live performance. The Live Sound Engineer is also involved in soundcheck and the placement of equipment in preparation for a live performance.
A Foley artist reproduces everyday sound effects that are added and edited into film in post production to create and enhance a realistic audio experience.
Broadcast engineers work in a range of locations and situations. They may carry out studio, set work or post production operations. They could also be involved in outside broadcast where sound and images are relayed back to a studio or straight to a network.
Prod Audio Supervisor
This role requires flexibility to work both in the studio and on outside broadcasts for TV. A major part is mixing sound, so understanding of the technicalities of music is essential.