How do I get a job in the music industry?

i love making music & love learning about it, it doesnt seem to get old to me, more recently playing with sound design & then all the different ways to manipulate it with plug ins has been something i fell in love with. so my question i guess is, how can i get my foot in the door even the slightest to working with a company?

Regardless of the company you want to apply for, there are a few things to consider. The days of entering a company at the ground level (no experience) and working your way up are largely gone. Job competition is incredibly fierce, and companies want to hire people with pre-existing skill sets to fill positions.

For example, I was recently hired at Soundwide (the parent company of iZotope, Native Instruments, Plugin Alliance, Brainworx, and Sound Stacks) as a “Creative Producer”. I produce music assets, create videos to promote products, write product text, and do other miscellaneous tasks.

I got my foot in the door with Plugin Alliance by doing some freelance video work for them, sub-contracted through one of my colleagues at another music production blog. PA liked my work and decided I’d be a good fit for their team.

When I got hired at Soundwide, I was brought on with the expectation that I already knew how to produce music, make videos, and work remotely with a team. My programming background was another selling point since I’d work closely with software engineers. The only on-the-job training I received involved a quick call with HR to go through benefits, along with a walkthrough of the team’s product documentation and Scrum software.

I think the takeaway here is that there isn’t a straightforward answer. Pursue your interests and become very good at what you do. Develop a portfolio and start picking up freelance work wherever you can. Opportunities will present themself, and when they do, jump on them.