Electronic Creatives is looking for fluent Ableton Live users serious about a career as a music programmer or playback operator.
With an increase in interest and demand, there is a need for new team members. MD’s, or backline techs, or music school grads looking to acquire the necessary skills may find this program a perfect fit.
Music playback is a crucial position on any tour, and professionals can be among the highest paid. CEO Laura Escudé receives daily requests to share the expertise that has made her team the first call for Kanye West, Miguel, Logic, The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Herbie Hancock, Porter Robinson, and many more.
Learn what TOOK others years in JUST one month.
(weeks 1 & 2)
In this fast-paced first phase, you'll get a deep dive into modern music technology. You will become intimately familiar with our gear, learn software techniques for performance programming, and come to understand the scenarios that come with this job and lifestyle.
Here’s where we put proficiency into practice. We’ll be working with artists ready to take their live show to the next level. We’ll run rehearsals, build the tech, program it, and perform it. Work with real artist sessions, learn how to juggle the requests that come your way and manage expectations.
In the final stage of training, we'll regroup to reflect on the experience thus far and learn from your peers. You’ll receive insight from EC Squad members about their experiences working with artists like Kanye West, The Weeknd, Drake and many more. Learn the etiquette and unspoken expectations of touring life.
Being trained by Laura and EC gave me an elite level of insight into what it means to be the best in the field. Since completing my training and being put on the road, I’ve seen the world through music, and gained more confidence in my abilities than I thought was possible, all while knowing EC always had my back.
– Ned McCormick (Pentatonix, Iggy Azalea, Kid Cudi)
Upon completion of the course, your knowledge will be tested extensively to see if you’re fit to be hired as a Music Programmer / Operator. If so, you will receive the Electronic Creatives Music Programmer Certification and will be considered for a position on future shows.
Think you have what it takes?
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*Admission interviews will be conducted following application. Selection at discretion of Electronic Creatives. Applicants must have a clean record, up to date passport and residents of the U.S. Residence in Los Angeles area or ability to relocate is required.
Major rehearsal studio in Los Angeles, CA
Determine on per-applicant basis
Intermediate/advanced Ableton Live knowledge
Excellent modern music hardware knowledge
Must have "musicality" and musical vocabulary
Willing to be touring throughout the year
Must be based in LA or willing to relocate
Great attitude/communication skills
Touring experience a major plus