CEEMID records the economic and artistic activities of music professionals, who are artists (musicians, DJs, composers, lyricists, conductors, producers, etc.), technicians (sound technicians, light technicians or stage technicians), managers (concert promoters, booking agents, record label managers, music publishers) or supporting staff. We also collect data on the support activities of music, for example music education, music journalism and collective management.
Our classification of music roles describes people in primary and secondary roles. For example, somebody may be primarily a sound engineer who occasionally plays drums in a band.
We took great care to categorize these roles according to the NACE economic activities, which shows how economic statistics and government tax authorities see the music sector, and according to the ISCO codes that are primarily used in labour statistics and education. We believe that ESCO may be a better taxonomy for these purposes.