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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.


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Composer
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 .


Conductor
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.


Performer
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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