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  • View Service Offered By MicroArts

    MicroArts

    Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan

    $25,776
    Earned/Yr
    • musician
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop

    DVD & CD Cover

    Your cover is your calling card to the record industry and to the consumer...how well you design it and the other graphics for your release could well determine your success or failure as a musician. ...

  • View Service Offered By Shane Almgren

    Shane Almgren

    Nashville, Tennessee, United States

    $8,350
    Earned/Yr
    • musician
    • Arranger
    • Audio Editing

    Studio Music Recording & Production

    I''ve been playing the piano/keyboards for 37 years, and have been playing professionally in Nashville for 15 of those, both in the studio and on tour. I''m an ASCAP songwriter, composer, and dj/produce...

  • View Service Offered By Greg Hobson

    Greg Hobson

    Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom

    $950
    Earned/Yr
    • musician
    • Audio Editing
    • Audio Engineering

    Composer, sound designer, musician

    I am a composer, sound engineer and sound designer working in a recording studio with two live rooms and a separate vocal booth. I have over 35 years music industry experience, have a BA(Hons) in Musi...

  • View Service Offered By Ahjay Stelino

    Ahjay Stelino

    Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    $200
    Earned/Yr
    • musician
    • Songwriter

    Professional Songwriter & Musician

    Ahjay Stelino is an professional qualified musician, award-winning songwriter and music studio owner.

  • View Service Offered By Andrea Tremolada

    Andrea Tremolada

    Caponago, Lombardia, Italy

    $30
    Earned/Yr
    • musician
    • Contemporary Art
    • Contemporary Music

    Composer, Musician and Producer

    I graduated in 2008 in Classical Guitar in Italy and I studied Composition and Theory at the CSI in Lugano, Switzerland. Here are some links of the music I produced: Here are some links of a electroni...

  • View Service Offered By Sustainable Mind

    Sustainable Mind

    Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    • musician
    • Artist

    Musician

    Check SUSTAINABLE MINDS at www.soundcloud.com ................................................... ..

  • View Service Offered By Maxwell Handelman

    Maxwell Handelman

    Los Angeles, California, United States

    • musician
    • Writing

    Musician / Writer

    I am a dedicated musician with experience in multiple genres of music, several musical instruments, and audio production software. I can compose and write songs of any genre you choose.

  • View Service Offered By None Given 577

    None Given 577

    Tbilisi, Georgia, Georgia

    • musician
    • Arranger
    • Music Production

    Professional Songwriter & Musician

    I am professional musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. i can also arrange raw music melodies into any genre.

  • View Service Offered By DONATO BALICE

    DONATO BALICE

    Bari, Puglia, Italy

    • musician
    • Point of Sale Solutions (POS)
    • Scheduling

    musician

    trumpet player, composer, arranger pop, funk,soul,jazz, reggae,swing, music tour, music album, music video

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A musician is any individual who is passionate about music and can compose music or play a musical instrument professionally. They may play one or more musical instruments in recital, in accompaniment or as member of an orchestra, band or another musical group.

What Freelance Musicians Do?

A musician writes, performs and records music. They work in a variety of music genres such as classical, rock, pop, indie, jazz, hip-hop or folk. They may play a number of instruments such as cello, guitar, violin, piano, synthesizer, drums and saxophone to name a few.

Depending on the role they play in a given piece of music, musicians can be classified as a conductor, a composer or song-writer, an instrumentalist or a singer. A conductor conducts an orchestra, chorus, ballet or other musical group in the performance and interpretation of ensemble works. A composer is an author of music in any form, including vocal music, instrumental music and electronic music whereas a song writer is a composer who writes songs. An instrumentalist is a musician who plays a music instrument without singing whereas a singer is a musician who sings, who may or may not play an instrument along with it.

Musicians audition for positions in music groups and for music gigs, rehearse to prepare for these performances and performs music for live audiences and recordings. They may also perform at concerts, festivals, theatres and other music venues and participate in recording sessions. At times, musicians also assume the role of music producers. They are professionals who supervise all aspects of the recording process, from helping to select songs to contracting with session players, selecting the studio and engineers, booking studio time and overseeing the recording budget.

Though most professional musicians are represented by talent management agencies, there are a number of local musicians for hire available on online freelance marketplace like Guru.

When looking at musicians for hire, make sure your freelancer can:

  • Direct, plan, create and lead musical performances.

  • Participate in recording sessions.

  • Compose and arrange music.

  • Record music in studios for radio, film or television.

  • Provide the musical background for live shows such as ballets, operas, musical theatre and cabarets.

  • Participate in marketing and promotional events.

Qualifications Needed by Musicians

It is ideal for your freelancer to have the following skills:

  • Confidence in performing before an audience

  • Ability to hear differences in pitch

  • Strong mental and physical discipline

  • Some singing ability

  • Willingness to work at odd hours

  • Willingness to work in a team and in collaboration with other musicians, composers and singers

  • Patience and endurance

While there is no requirement of any formal education, some forms of music do require extensive training from a young age. In addition to these qualities, musicians must have the physical stamina to rehearse and perform for long periods of time. When looking at local musicians for hire, it would help to see them perform live at a gig or go through their portfolio.

Benefits of a Freelance Musician

Freelance musicians are ideal for small projects such as television series or non-commercial documentaries. They have access to recording studios and other recording equipment.

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