The average pay for a Music Agent is $39,381 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$20,589 - $96,973
MEDIAN: $39,381

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$20,589 - $96,973  
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$20,660 - $96,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Music Agent

A music agent represents a musician or a band and helps them obtain jobs. This may involve booking performance events for them or promoting them to music producers, so that they can professionally record and sell their work. It is important to have bargaining skills, as the music agent will negotiate contracts and fees. It is important to match the artist with suitable jobs, venues, and recording producers, so that the jobs and events will be a success.


Music Agent Tasks

  • Negotiate appearances, performances, and payment for a range of clientele.
  • Organize all performance details, including transportation, payment, performance equipment, and lodging.
  • Promote clients in all appropriate venues.
  • Issue press releases and provide public relations services.
  • Represent clients in all business dealings.

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Experience Affects Music Agent Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


63 %
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 25%