Music Production Resumés

Resumés help employers and clients see your job history and past work. They can quickly check out your work on the internet and make up their mind if you are the right person for the job.

If you have the right experience and know the rules to the game, a client or employer may have an easier time choosing you as their service provider. All thanks to your Resume.

So should you as a music producer/beatmaker have a professional resume? Yes, you should.

Resumes give an aura of professionalism. It tells the client that you’ve done the necessary work, tells them about your intentions and provides personal information all on one sheet.

It’s not necessary to put every single job you’ve done, or every artist you’ve ever worked with. Local artists who don’t have a buzz or much media or press are not going to move the needle in your favor, only list artists that have their own resumes are worth listing. Display your best and most prominent work like:

  • Music for Commercials
  • Video Game Music
  • Web Video Music
  • Voice Overs
  • Television
  • Movie Soundtracks

Put your best foot forward as they say. Give the viewer an overview of all your talents and abilities. This way they can make their decisions quicker than having to do research on you. More they know about you, better they feel.

Keep your resume concise. One page will do.

Demonstrate to your potential clients that you are easy to work with. You have to show that you are aware and can accommodate your client’s or employer’s needs without having to be told to do so.

Be a Self Starter.

Here’s a copy of my resume to help you get started with yours. Download My Resume here

Cover Letter

First and foremost: What is a cover letter?

Google defines it as “a letter sent with, and explaining the contents of, another document or a parcel of goods.”

This is a short few paragraphs about who you are and why you’re sending your resume. This is where you let the reader know that you are:

  • Thankful for their time reviewing your information
  • Providing them with a brief overview of who you are
  • Letting them know that you are hoping to be able to meet with the reader and discuss their project needs and provide your soonest availability.
  • Providing your personal information for their convenience

Here’s a great article on how to write cover letters from Indeed.com