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Music Video Directors and Producers


"Lights! Camera! Action!" aptly summarizes the major responsibilities of the music video director. Directors are well known for their part in guiding actors, but they are involved in much more—casting, costuming, cinematography, lighting, editing, and sound recording. Music video directors must have insight into the many tasks that go into the creation of a music video, and they must have a broad vision of how each part will contribute to the final product.

Music video producers often work with the music video director by overseeing the budget, production schedule, and other tasks associated with music video production. There are approximately 152,400 directors and producers employed in the television, video, cable, motion picture, radio, and performing arts industries.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




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Producer or Director of Award-Winning Videos

Music Video Director or Producer

First Assistant Director, or Unit Production Manager, or Production Assistant

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