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Music (career)
Hitmoviecomposer
The Hit Movie Composer on The Sims 3.

"Music" redirects here. For other articles on music, see Music (disambiguation).

A music career is available in The Sims: Livin' Large, The Sims 2: Seasons and The Sims 3.

The SimsEdit

The Musician career track is one of the five Career Tracks from The Sims expansion pack "Livin' Large."

Musician Career Levels
1) Subway Musician
Simoleons are sparse and the looks from passers-by are harsh, but the hours are great. Plus, isn't contributing music to SimCitizens' commutes a community service? Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 0 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 0
15:00 - 20:00
15002000
Friend 0
§90/day
2) Piano Tuner
Keeping everyone else in tune is a good ground-floor "in" for the music industry. Longer hours, but the work is still relatively easy, though it requires a good ear and plenty of listening. Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 0 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 0
09:00 - 16:00
09001600
Friend 0
§120/day
3) Wedding Singer
So much for EVER getting a weekend off - you're the best wedding show in town now, and always busy. The pay is a bit better, and you have to start being more creative, too, but you'll get to hob-nob with the rich and famous while they sip their champagne. Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 0 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 2
09:00 - 15:00
09001500
Friend 0
§250/day
4) Lounge Singer
So, the day job got boring? You'll sleep days now, since you'll be working until the last call is made and the last patron stumbles home from the bar. Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 0 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 5
21:00 - 04:00
21000400
Friend 2
§250/day
5) High School Band Teacher
Squeaky trumpets, whiny violins, off-tempo timpani, and a constantly ticking metronome are the burdens of your trade now, but the hours are the same as all the school-age kids. Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 2 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 6
07:00 - 14:00
07001400
Friend 2
§325/day
6) Roadie
Time spent tolerating the high-school crowd was worth it - you are now cool enough to take your act on the road - setting up someone else's gear. Long hours are exhausting, but you're having fun and making the right contacts. You will need plenty of body skills, but maybe something cushy will present itself soon. Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 5 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 0 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 7
11:00 - 20:00
11002000
Friend 5
§400/day
7) Backup Musician
Spending time on the road pays off - occasionally, someone in the band you cover quits, and you get to fill in for the remainder of the tour! Dress casual, practice often, play hard, have fun, and start to make a name for yourself. Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 5 Skill Charisma 0
Skill Body 4 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 8
12:00 - 21:00
12002100
Friend 8
§550/day
8) Studio Musician
Rest for the road-weary: you get to play back-up on album cuts in the studio now. Spending time around all these recording label producers and executives is bound to pay off, if you play your cards right. Make sure you schmooze all the right people in addition to delivering a perfect performance every day. Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 5 Skill Charisma 2
Skill Body 5 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 10
10:00 - 17:00
10001700
Friend 9
§700/day
9) Rock Star
Fame, fortune, tours, parties, and a number-one album! Congrats, you're now living every teenager's dream. Sleep is a rarity, power lunches are common, shades are almost mandatory outside your own home, and people mob you for autographs almost everywhere you go. Enjoy it! Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 5 Skill Charisma 7
Skill Body 7 Skill Logic 0 Skill Creativity 10
17:00 - 02:00
17000200
Friend 12
§1,100/day
10) Celebrity Activist
With all the fame comes a sense of responsibility and social conscience. Use your fame and power to promote the causes you care most about, whether they be political, environmental, social, or intellectual. The hours are easier, the extra pay is almost inconsequential, you're so wealthy, and the Heads of State now send you engraved invitations to their fundraisers. Skill Cooking 0 Skill Mechanical 5 Skill Charisma 10
Skill Body 8 Skill Logic 4 Skill Creativity 10
10:00 - 15:00
10001500
Friend 15
§1,400/day

A Celebrity Activist will eventually change careers and become a Medium in the Paranormal career track.

The Sims 2Edit

The Music career was added in Seasons. The Career reward is The Rock Hammer. It is given at the Studio Musician Level. If Apartment Life is installed, Bohemians and Gearheads are likely to work in this career.

Adult Promotion Levels Edit

Music career Music Career Levels
1) Record Store Clerk
It's your job to promote good music and harass customers for their poor musical tastes. Every musical genius must start somewhere. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 0
10:00 - 17:00
10001700
Skill Creativity 0
Skill Charisma 0
§135/day Friend 0
No bonus
2) Piano Tuner
A finely tuned piano is music to your ears. Keep honing your Mechanical skills—they'll pay off in the long run for your musical career. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 0
10:00 - 17:00
10001700
Skill Creativity 0
Skill Charisma 0
§186/day Friend 0
Bonus: §372
3) Coffee Shop Sound Engineer
Customers sipping hot java need great tunes to soothe their souls—it's your job to engineer the music so that it plays just perfectly. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 1
13:00 - 20:00
13002000
Skill Creativity 0
Skill Charisma 0
§223/day Friend 1
Bonus: §446
4) Summer Camp Music Teacher
A lover of campfire tunes and camaraderie, you are the leader of the campground's music class. Keep your Charisma and Creativity high to maintain a strong level of camp memories! S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 2
08:00 - 15:00
08001500
Skill Creativity 1
Skill Charisma 1
§335/day Friend 2
Bonus: §670
5) Battle of the Bands Judge
Musicians come from near and far to show off their stuff, and it's you who decides who goes on to record greatness, and who goes back to the garage. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 3
14:00 - 20:00
14002000
Skill Creativity 2
Skill Charisma 2
§452/day Friend 4
Bonus: §904
6) Roadie
As good as the band is, they wouldn't be anywhere without a dedicated group of Roadies. Practice your Creativity a bit more and that could be you on stage. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 5
08:00 - 15:00
08001500
Skill Creativity 2
Skill Charisma 3
§535/day Friend 5
Bonus: §1,070
7) Studio Musician
Recording artists come and go, but you're here to redefine the face of music. It's no small task and you have your work cut out for you. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 6
21:00 - 03:00
21000300
Skill Creativity 4
Skill Charisma 4
§1,030/day Friend 7
Bonus: §2,060
8) Concert Pianist
Audiences flock to see your fingers fly over the ivory keys of the grand piano. Woo them and refine your craft to reach the next step. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 7
11:00 - 18:00
11001800
Skill Creativity 5
Skill Charisma 5
§1,950/day Friend 8
Bonus: §3,900
9) Symphony Conductor
With a furious flash of the conductor's baton your symphonies delight and astound. Your passion for music shows that perhaps you are destined for something more. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 7
15:00 - 21:00
15002100
Skill Creativity 7
Skill Charisma 6
§2,100/day Friend 9
Bonus: §4,200
10) Rock God
Nobody before has rocked as hard, played as many solos, or dived into crowds of adoring fans quite like you. You rock in everything you do. You are the music. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 7
17:00 - 23:00
17002300
Skill Creativity 9
Skill Charisma 8
§2,830/day Friend 11
Bonus: §5,660

Teen/Elder Promotion Levels Edit

Music career Music Career Levels
1) Record Store Clerk
It's your job to promote good music and harass customers for their poor musical tastes. Every musical genius must start somewhere. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 0
15:00 - 18:00
15001800
Skill Creativity 0
Skill Charisma 0
§52/day Friend 0
No bonus
2) Piano Tuner
A finely tuned piano is music to your ears. Keep honing your Mechanical skills—they'll pay off in the long run for your musical career. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 0
15:00 - 18:00
15001800
Skill Creativity 1
Skill Charisma 0
§75/day Friend 0
Bonus: §150
3) Coffee Shop Sound Engineer
Customers sipping hot java need great tunes to soothe their souls—it's your job to engineer the music so that it plays just perfectly. S M T W T F S Skill Mechanical 1
16:00 - 19:00
16001900
Skill Creativity 2
Skill Charisma 0
§98/day Friend 1
Bonus: §196

The Sims 3Edit

Music career icon
Music is a career track in The Sims 3. It has two branches: Rock and Classical.

Work place: Theatre

How to apply: Directly at work place

The sim performs at the Theatre, but this can only be done between 3 PM and 11 PM.

Note: During a Sim's concert performance, anyone in the Sim's household who watches gets free passes.

Job levelsEdit

Level Name Description Work Time Compensation Performance Factors Perks
(cumulative)
1 Fan Before you can create, you must appreciate. The difference between devotee and Fan are miniscule, but it makes all the difference in the world when you’re later asked to join the band on tour. Work hard and act like you’re having a good time, and you just might get on the tour bus.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
3PM to 9PM

15002100

Pay
§21/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§{{{pension}}}
Skills
3 Guitar
Other
Mood
None


2 Roadie The band is going to need their sandwiches and soda as soon as possible. Don’t forget to pick up their laundry, their lucky bandanas, or their significant others on your way to the show. The band is relying on you for these very “important” tasks—it’s best not to let them down.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
3PM to 9PM

15002100

Pay
§25/hour
Promotional Bonus
§252
Pension
§{{{pension}}}
Skills
4 Guitar
Other
Mood
None


3 Stagehand Now that you’re on tour as a Stagehand, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with lighting equipment, sound boards, spare guitars, and most importantly, learn to do the microphone check. You’re one step closer to the band, yet still impossibly far away from the stage.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
4PM to 9PM

16002100

Pay
§30/hour
Promotional Bonus
§300
Pension
§
Skills
6 Guitar
Other
Mood, Band Members
None


4 Band Manager The band apparently trusts you enough to be the guiding hand behind the scenes. You’ll be instrumental in telling them what gigs to take, where to make their appearances, and what colors the t-shirts should come in. Make sure they like you, because even though you’re in charge, they still pay your salary.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
4PM to 9.30PM

16002200

Pay
§48/hour
Promotional Bonus
§360
Pension
§
Skills
7 Guitar
Other
Mood, Band Members
None


5 Music Talent Scout So, with the band having their typical drama, they need you to scout the local clubs for new talent. Who knows when they’ll need a new drummer, or bassist, or singer, or pianist, or spouse… or all of the above. Grab the guitar and start learning a few chords… you never know when you’ll need to jump on stage as a replacement.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
5PM to 10:30PM

17002300

Pay
§57/hour
Promotional Bonus
§576
Pension
§{{{pension}}}
Skills
8 Guitar
Other
Mood, Band Members
None


After the 5th level promotion, the player is asked which path they want the Sim to take: Rock or Symphonic

Rock Edit

Level Name Description Work Time Compensation Performance Factors Perks
(cumulative)
6 Lyricist The band hopes your lyrics will move them from one-hit wonder to rock icons. The first album wasn’t bad, but the label says it’s now or never for the band to hit it big. Keep practicing your music skills and perform plenty of concerts so the fans can hear your best stuff.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
6PM to 11PM

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Pay
§97/hour
Promotional Bonus
Pension
§
Skills
9 Guitar
Other
Mood, Band Members, Performances
Perform concerts[1]


7 Backup Vocalist Hopefully you’re a fan of your own lyrics, because you’re now going to start singing as a Backup Vocalist. The label thinks the band needs some sweet singing to round out their rough, darker side, so once again the welfare of the group falls on your hopefully able shoulders… or should we say vocal chords?
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
7PM to 12AM

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Pay
§126/hour
Promotional Bonus
Pension
§
Skills
9 Guitar
Other
Mood, Band Members, Performances
Perform concerts[1]


8 Lead Guitarist You’re a genius with a guitar, at least in the eyes of the band and your fans. Your solos speak to people in ways no lyrics ever could. Aspiring youth all attempt to learn your solos, and adults gleefully air guitar to your songs. The Rock n Roll lifestyle has begun!
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
8PM to 12:30AM

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Pay
§182/hour
Promotional Bonus
Pension
§
Skills
10 Guitar
Other
Mood, Band Members, Performances
Perform concerts[1]


9 Pop Icon No matter what your detractors might say, you are clearly and without any doubt, a Pop Icon. Everyone is humming your tunes, and listeners constantly request them from radio stations. Your music will define this generation and all that follow, yet it’s not even time for the encore.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
9PM to 1AM

21000100

Pay
§286/hour
Promotional Bonus
Pension
§
Skills
10 Guitar
Other
Mood, Band Members, Performances
Perform concerts[1]


10 Rock Star Without peer, [sim name] is in charge.

The most legendary concerts have your name on the ticket. The chart topping songs come from you. You’re a genius, a rebel, a Rock Star that knows nothing other than the rock, the roll, and all that comes with it. The record label hopes you’re loving the life, because they’re loving you.

Days Off
M T W T F S S[2]
Hours
N/A[2]
Pay
§N/A[2]/hour
Promotional Bonus
Pension
§
Skills
10 Guitar
Other
Mood, Performances
Perform concerts,[1] Hold Autograph Sessions[3]


Symphonic Edit

Level Name Description Work Time Compensation Performance Factors Perks
(cumulative)
6 Quartet Member As a member of the renowned quartet, you have been given the chance to really learn and grow as a musician. Handle the strings with deft fingers stay within the quartet members’ good graces, and hit all the right notes to progress in this grand concert career.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
3PM to 8:30PM

15002100

Pay
§93/hour
Promotional Bonus
§780
Pension
§{{{pension}}}
Skills
9 Guitar
Other
Mood, Orchestra Members
None


7 Orchestra Member The Conductor noticed your quartet playing at a wedding and thinks you’re better suited to the orchestra. The position implies a greater access to more wondrous scores and concerts, but also more complex and taxing performances. It appears your career has begun an exciting crescendo.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
3PM to 8:30PM

15002100

Pay
§111/hour
Promotional Bonus
Pension
§
Skills
9 Guitar
Other
Mood, Orchestra Members
None


8 Orchestra Lead You’ve fought hard, and finally the glory, the solos, and the section are yours as First Chair. You are the conductor’s right hand, the one she most trusts to get the symphony perfect. It’s time to combine what you know of musicianship and logic to prove your grasp of musical theory is unsurpassed.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
3PM to 8:30PM

15002100

Pay
§144/hour
Promotional Bonus
Pension
§
Skills
10 Guitar, 3 Logic
Other
Mood, Orchestra Members
Free admission to all activities at the theater


9 Conductor There is an entire symphonic orchestra at the tip of your baton, just waiting for your cue to make musical masterpieces. Crowds silently wait with bated breath, just hoping to hear a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Don’t let them down, for that baton can be taken away just as easily as it was given.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
3PM to 8PM

15002000

Pay
§206/hour
Promotional Bonus
Pension
§
Skills
10 Guitar, 6 Logic
Other
Mood, Orchestra Members
None
10 Hit Movie Composer Without peer, [sim name] is in charge.

Having conquered the orchestral stage, the label thinks your skills are better put to use composing delightful pieces for movies on the silver screen. As a Hit Movie Composer, you work takes top billing and brings in piles of Simoleons for the label. Quite the finish, one must say!

Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1PM to 6PM

15002000

Pay
§361/hour
Promotional Bonus
{{{bonus}}}
Pension
§{{{pension}}}
Skills
10 Guitar, 10 Logic
Other
Mood, Orchestra Members
Career reward: 85g Audio Explosion, Hold Autograph Sessions[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Only Rock Stars get paid for performances.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 With the 10th level Rock career, instead of having regular hours, the player chooses when to perform concerts as long as it is between 3 PM and 11 PM. The amount a Sim receives from a concert depends on the Sim's mood, Guitar Skill, and how many times they've performed before.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Autograph sessions can be held at community lots, and Sims get paid a cut of what the community lot makes during the autograph session. Autograph sessions can be held at any time, but during the afternoon more fans will show up. If a fan has to wait too long to get an autograph, it will have a negative influence on the Sim's relationship with the fan.

OpportunitiesEdit

Floating in the Sea
Read Getting Noticed in a Sea of Fans, and return to work.
The Rockiest Road That Is Rock
Read Life on the Hard Rocky Road, and return to work.
Please, No Ego
Read Don't Upstage the Band, and return to work.
Cat Herding to Music
Read Herding Cats: Music Edition, and return to work.
It's Shines, It's Sparkles
Read Diamonds in the Rough, and return to Work
Keeping the Rhythm
Read It's More than Rhyme Books, and return to work.
It's Synergy
Read True Symphonic Synergy, and return to work.
First Rule of Rock
Read Developing Good Rock Habits, and return to work.
Becoming a Legend
Read Legends of Rock, and return to work.
The Greatest Symphony Ever
Read Improving Conductivity Between Brass and Woodwinds, and return to work.
Learn That Tune!
Learn the composition in your inventory, and return to work.
Fling the Application
Submit an application at city hall!
On Tour!
Perform 3 concerts at the Theatre
The Set Up
Help Set Up at the Theatre before time runs out!
A Skilled Guitarist
Earn a guitar skill level!
Battle of the Bands!
Play Battle of the Bands at the Stadium before time runs out to earn §5,000!
The Cinematic Score
Play a Symphony at the Theatre before time runs out!
Audio Study
Listen to the stereo until your Sim is enjoying the Music!
Music Class!
Teach Class at the School before time runs out
Stick Around for the Music
Stay Late at Work

ReferencesEdit

The Sims (PC) Item/Career Guide by BestGuy9

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