The Music Industry with the creative industries needs other skills from other walks of creative industries such as TV & Film to promote video for such media as MTV or VH1 & Photography for portfolios, Fashion for creating a certain image or look, Advertising to promote bands, Design to make album covers.
Musicians simply would not survive in todays climate without the help of these other industries in order to promote and create brands.
These industries go "hand in hand" with each other and each require both soft & hard skills
Some soft skills are Teamwork: which requireindividuals to work well with each other as a team. Communication: this comes in the form of being to able to communicate effectively with employees, managers, and customers in-person, online, in writing and on the phone. Flexibilty: being able to come and go with the requirement of the industry or person. Patience: understand that you have to be patient when working with others in their craft, just as they will have to for whatever industry you are in. Persuasion: being able to convince others that a certain way forward is the best option and would benefit in the long run, helps to have a rapport with others too. Time Management: Employees who manage their time well are more productive, more efficient and more likely to meet deadlines. Motivation: overcoming obstacles & addressing problems that arise.
Hard skills are are learned and can be defined, evaluated and measured. These skills include the specific knowledge and abilities required for success in a job. A lot of the skills are transferable and needed for success in multiple industries. Skills such as these can only be obtained through education or experience, thats what makes them unique, however they are adaptable and can be used in many circumstances.
The Balance. (2017). Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills. What's the Difference?. [online] Available at: https://www.thebalance.com/hard-skills-vs-soft-skills-2063780 [Accessed 30 Jan. 2017].