Music Career

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Can you bring the rock, or make the strings sing with joy and inspiration? Your knowledge as a musician and your logical abilities will be put to the test both on and off the stage.

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Place of Employment

Theatre

Apply directly at Work Place.

Benefits

  • The Music Career offers two options in the upper levels.
  • Can hold concerts in the Rock Branch
  • Backup Vocalist (Level 7 - Rock Branch) unlocks the wave interaction which boosts the Sims mood.
  • Rock Star (Level 10) allows you to hold autographs sessions at venues to earn money.
  • Rock Stars do not have a fixed schedule, they rely solely on concerts to earn money.
  • Orchestra Lead (Level 8 - Symphonic Branch) allows you to visit theatre activities for free.
  • Hit Movie Composer (Level 10) gives you the 85g Audio Explosion

Levels

LevelTitleSalariesDaysTimeRequirementsDescription
1 Fan §21/hour base
§30/hour pension
Mon
Tue
Thur
Fri
Sat
3pm-9pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (1-3)
Before you can create, you must appreciate. The difference between devotee and Fan are minuscule, but it makes all the difference in the world when you're 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.
2 Roadie §25/hour base
§40/hour pension
§252 bonus
Mon
Tue
Thur
Fri
Sat
3pm-9pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (1-4)
The band is going to need their sandwiches and soda as soon as possible. Don't forget to pick up their laundry, their lucky bandannas, 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.
3 Stagehand §30/hour base
§50/hour pension
§300 bonus
Mon
Tue
Thur
Fri
Sat
4pm-10pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (2-6)
  • Band Members
Now that you're on tour as a Stagehand, you'll need to familiarize yourself with lighting equipment, sound bars, 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.
4 Band Manager §48/hour base
§70/hour pension
§360 bonus
Mon
Tue
Thur
Fri
Sat
4pm-9:30pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (3-7)
  • Band Members
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 appearances, and what color T-shirts should come in. Make sure they like you, because even though you're in charge, they still pay your salary.
5 Music Talent Scout §57/hour base
§60/hour pension
§576 bonus
Mon
Tue
Thur
Fri
Sat
5pm-10:30pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (4-8)
  • Band Members
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.

Music - Electric Rock

LevelTitleSalariesDaysTimeRequirementsDescription
6 Lyricist §97/hour base
§100/hour pension
Unknown bonus
Mon
Tue
Thur
Fri
Sat
6pm-11pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (5-9)
  • Band Members
  • Performances
The band hopes your lyrics will move them from one-hit wonder to rock icons. The first album wasn't too 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.
7 Backup Vocalist §126/hour base
§120/hour pension
Unknown bonus
Mon
Tue
Thur
Fri
Sat
7pm-12am
  • Mood
  • Guitar (6-9)
  • Band Members
  • Performances
Hopefully you're a fan of your own lyrics, because you're now going to start singing them 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?
8 Lead Guitarist §182/hour base
§160/hour pension
Unknown bonus
Tue
Fri
Sat
8pm-12am
  • Mood
  • Guitar (7-10)
  • Band Members
  • Performances
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 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!
9 Pop Icon §286/hour base
§200/hour pension
Unknown bonus
Tue
Fri
Sat
9pm-1am
  • Mood
  • Guitar (8-10)
  • Band Members
  • Performances
No matter what your detractors might say, you are clearly and without a 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 follows, yet it's not even time for the encore.
10 Rock Star §0/hour base
§350/hour pension
Unknown bonus
Perform Concerts  
  • Mood
  • Guitar (9-10)
  • Performances
Without peer, your Sim 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 rock, the roll, and all that comes with it. The record label hopes you're loving life, because they're loving you.

Music - Symphonic

LevelTitleSalariesDaysTimeRequirementsDescription
6 Quartet Member §85/hour base
§90/hour pension
§780 bonus
Mon
Tue
Fri
Sat
3pm-8:30pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (5-9)
  • Orchestra Members
As a member of a renowned quartet, you have been given a 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 of a career.
7 Orchestra Member §111/hour base
§120/hour pension
Unknown bonus
Mon
Tue
Fri
Sat
3pm-8:30pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (6-9)
  • Orchestra Members
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!
8 Orchestra Lead §144/hour base
§160/hour pension
Unknown bonus
Mon
Tue
Fri
Sat
3pm-8:30pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (7-10)
  • Orchestra Members
  • Logic (1-4)
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.
9 Conductor §206/hour base
§200/hour pension
Unknown bonus
Mon
Tue
Fri
Sat
3pm-8pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (8-10)
  • Orchestra Members
  • Logic (3-6)
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 once-in-a-lifetime performance. Don't let them down, for that baton can be taken away just as easily as it was given.
10 Hit Movie Composer §361/hour base
§350/hour pension
Unknown bonus
Mon
Tue
Fri
Sat
1pm-6pm
  • Mood
  • Guitar (9-10)
  • Orchestra Members
  • Logic (5-10)
Without peer, your Sim 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, your Work takes top billing and brings in piles of Simoleans for the label. Quite the finish, one must say!

Music Career Books

These books are obtained via career challenges and other special opportunities, and cannot be bought at the store.

Title # of Pages Career Level Comments
Getting Noticed In the Sea of Fans 170 1
Life on the Hard Rocky Road 187 2
Don't Upstage the Band 199 3
Herding Cats: Music Edition 214 4
Diamonds In the Rough 256 5
It's More Than Rhyme Books 19 6 - Rock
True Symphonic Synergy 377 6 - Symphonic
Legends of Rock 9 - Rock
Improving Conductivity Between Brass and Woodwind 612 9 - Symphonic

Sheet Music

Sheet music books do not add to actual Guitar Skill, it allow Sims to add more Songs to their Repertoire. Once one of these books have been read once, it will be destroyed.

Title Author # of Pages Skill Level Price Comments
Yes Ma'am, I do Bea Minor 30 Guitar 5 100
Flamenco Fever Melody McDermott 60 Guitar 6 250
A Perfect Moment Dee Major 90 Guitar 7 425
Improvise Here and Now Harmony Williams 120 Guitar 8 600
Dream Escape Veronica Gonzalez 150 Guitar 9 1,400

Music Options

Performance Description Up or Downside
Work Hard Increases performance Adds stress
Slack Off Relaxing at work Increases fun but slower performance
Meet Band/Orchestra Members Meet co-workers -
Chill with Band/Musicians Builds relationship with co-workers -
Study Music Theory Build up guitar and logic skill -
Suck Up to Boss Builds relationship with Boss -
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