Content an electronic Recording Artist Pop-A-Lot Required Education Pop A Lot An identification in music is important for a career in digital recording. A diploma in music or recording arts isn't necessary, however it is helpful, whether it's with the 2-year, 4-year or graduate level. There are also recording arts schools, where students can gain studio room experience and assist instructors who may have expertise in the industry. Classes concentrate on mixing and editing music and producing sound effects, commercial production, digital audio, sound synthesis, sound studio projects and audio technology basics. Skills Required Pop-A-Lot The opportunity to sing or play a musical instrument, in addition to a feel for timing and rhythm, are very important skills for recording artists. They must also be able to see sheet music and have good pitch. Communication, computer, interpersonal and promotional skills can also be helpful, combined with ability to compose music and finished recording and production tasks regularly.