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A musician is an who , , or . According to the United States Employment Service, "musician" is a general used to designate a person who follows music as a . Musicians include , who write both and for ; conductors, who direct a musical performance; and performers, who perform for an audience. A music performer is generally either a , who provides vocals, or an instrumentalist, who plays a musical instrument. Musicians may perform on their own or as part of a . Musicians can specialize in a , though many play a variety of different styles, depending on the cultures and backgrounds involved. A musician who records and can be known as a recording artist.


A composer is a musician who creates musical compositions. The title is principally used for those who write or . Those who write the music for may be called . Those who mainly write the words for songs may be referred to as .

A conductor directs a musical performance; conducting has been defined as "the art of directing the simultaneous performance of several players or singers by the use of gesture". The conductor stands on a raised podium and communicates with the musicians through hand gestures or eye contact.

Examples of performers include, but are not limited to, instrumentalists and singers who perform for an audience. A musician can perform as a or as a (e.g. an , a or a pop group).

See also
  • Health problems of musicians
  • Lists of musicians
  • List of online music databases
  • List of highest-certified music artists in the United States

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