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What does a Songwriter do?

A Songwriter composes music and lyrics for artists to perform. You might perform the songs yourself or write them for another artist or a recording company. Some songwriters create music especially for music, television or stage productions. Songwriters may specialise in a particular genre of music such as pop, classical or rap.

Songwriters need to be talented in their field and should be able to write a variety of music pieces as required. You’ll need to be creative and have a strong knowledge of the music production process. Songwriters should understand current trends in the music industry, particularly in the genre they are writing for.

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There are 1 courses available for people who want to become a Songwriter.

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How much does a Songwriter earn?

In Australia, a full time Songwriter generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Songwriter?

Employment opportunities for a Songwriter have remained stable in recent years, however it is still a profession that hires a small amount of people. There are currently 310 people employed as a Songwriter in Australia, compared to 280 five years ago. Songwriters may find work in all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Songwriter?

If you’re planning a career as a Songwriter, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Music Industry. This course will help you develop your music skills and performance techniques in a range of settings.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within music. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.