If you are interested in music, there are lots of business opportunities you could consider.

Here are some ideas to get you started:


Music shop
Independent music shops are specialist retailers that supply a range of musical instruments, accessories, sheet music, audio, recording and amplification equipment, CDs and vinyl records. Some music shops specialise in one instrument or one type of instrument, such as pianos or woodwind. Many offer second-hand instruments and instrument repair and maintenance services. Find out more >
Musicians perform as vocalists, instrumentalists or both, typically at live venues such as pubs, clubs, hotels, concert halls and festivals or busking in the street. Many perform live music for events such as weddings, funerals, parties, concerts and charity and corporate events, either solo or as part of a band, choir, group or orchestra. Find out more >
Private music tutor
Private music tutors provide one-to-one and group instrumental, vocal and theory training for children and adults. They typically offer tuition through private lessons held in their own home or in their pupils’ homes. Many are also engaged as peripatetic teachers by schools or colleges as well as by privately or publicly funded music schools and arts organisations. Find out more >
Independent record label
Independent record labels manage, market and publish music created by bands and solo artists that are signed to the label. The record label scouts for and recruits music talent, and co-ordinates the recording, mixing and mastering of tracks. They also manage the design of packaging, organise the production and distribution of records, CDs and digital downloads, and handle the promotion of their artists. Find out more >