Should I Become A Music Supervisor (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Music Supervisors

Music Supervisors Music Supervisors oversee the selection of all music-related elements for a project, including original and previously recorded songs. They obtain the rights to music and work with musicians to create new songs.

Bachelor's degree
Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Would you enjoy collaborating with Directors and Producers?
Are you interested in setting budgets and selecting music for projects?
Would you be comfortable negotiating contracts to obtain the rights to the music?
Do you have a good memory and knowledge of music?
Do you have the confidence needed to negotiate music licensing contracts?
Are you an artistic individual that enjoys collaborating on musical projects?
Are you interested in a career that requires you to supervise others?
Would you enjoy hiring Composers and Musicians to create original music?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Artist

People with this personality likes to work with designs and patterns. They prefer activities that require self-expression and prefer work that can be done without following a clear set of rules. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Music Supervisors need a good memory, as having extensive knowledge of popular and obscure songs can help with the selection of music. Confidence is also essential for Music Supervisors, due to the need to negotiate contracts when obtaining the rights to the music.

Successful Music Supervisors are often artistic individuals with backgrounds in music. You should be creative, open-minded, and able to collaborate on musical projects with other Musicians.

Having good leadership skills is also useful when managing the work of Composers, Musicians, Foley Artists, and other members of the sound department.

Pros and Cons


Your Choices Impact the Mood of a Film or TV Show

Music Supervisors often get to choose the music for films and TV shows, allowing you to help set the mood and tone.

You Get to Oversee the Creation of Original Music

When a project requires original music, the Music Supervisor is often responsible for hiring the Composer and Musicians, which can be a fun experience.

You May Earn Royalties During the Sale of Soundtrack Albums

Soundtrack albums are becoming less common and less popular, but you may still occasionally work on projects with soundtracks. Music Supervisors earn royalties on soundtracks that they compile.

You May Not Need to Relocate for Each Project

Music Supervisors may be needed during post-production but rarely visit the sets. You do not need to travel to shooting locations or relocate for projects.


Becoming a Music Supervisor Requires Years of Experience

Becoming a Music Supervisor is not easy. You may spend years working as an Assistant Music Supervisor or Music Coordinator.

You May Not Always Share the Same Ideas with Directors

Directors have the ultimate say in the selection of music for their films, which may not always align with your ideas or suggestions.

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