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A musician is a person who , , or music. According to the United States Employment Service, "musician" is a general used to designate one who follows music as a . Musicians include who write both music and for songs, who direct a musical performance, or performers who perform for an audience. A music performer is generally either a singer who provides or an instrumentalist who plays a musical instrument. Musicians may perform on their own or as part of a . Musicians specialize in a musical style, and some musicians play in a variety of different styles depending on cultures and background. 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 popular songs 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 ).

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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