Entertainers have always been around and the word entertainer just means anyone who gives pleasure to others by providing entertainment. Entertaining is a type of activity which holds an entertainer’s interest and sometimes even holds an audience’s attention and enjoyment. It may be a simple task or an idea, but most often is more inclined to be one of those recurrent tasks or occasions which have developed over centuries specifically for the sole purpose of maintaining an entertained audience’s interest. The entertainment industry includes choreographers, musicians, dancers, actors and many more professional people who provide their talents in order to amuse an audience. Entertainment as a whole is now a multi-billion dollar industry which generates enormous revenues in a year.
Entertainers are usually seen as the male of the group, however this has now changed as many women these days are taking on an active part in the entertainment industry. Entertainers can be divided into categories which are art forms, dramatic forms, music and television shows. In other words, Entertainers can also be grouped into many other subcategories. There is no specific division between the entertainment world anymore as some activities can overlap in more than one category.
Entertainers can hold multiple careers, as in the case of actors, musicians, choreographers, and many more professionals. Entertaining as an occupation is very common these days, as many people prefer to turn out to be a part of the entertainment business rather than being a full time employee. Many people also choose to do Entertainer work part time so they have an extra income source, especially during tough times when there are not many jobs available. In this age where everyone needs a part time job, the entertainment industry is indeed proving to be stable and lucrative with the wide range of opportunities it offers its workers.
Entertainers can act, sing, dance, play instruments, produce visual effects, or act as a stage actor, actress, or actress in a play, musical, or film. As mentioned earlier, Entertainers can perform all types of entertainment at various venues, such as a live concert, a TV show, or movie release. The term ‘entertainment’ was first used in the late 1890s and early 1900s when theatre makers began referring to plays, music, and operas as forms of entertainment. From there, the team travelled to the mass media, specifically in the twentieth century, and the word eventually became ‘entertainment’.
This is the reason why the entertainment industry is today broken into different sectors. It is subdivided into publishing, cinema, television, and video games, which are the most popular among the major sectors. The publishing industry is actually a subset under the Entertainment category of the mass media industry. This is because books are a form of entertainment, while films and performance films are not – unless they come with a rating by the PRS for Children’s Entertainment. Otherwise, they would be considered an entertainment for adults only.
The largest and most successful sector, and the one that employ the most people, is the music and entertainment business. This is because music and audio books, performing arts shows, concerts, and videos make up the vast majority of the new media industry. Other genres include the visual and performance arts, film and broadcasting, fashion design, and advertising. There are also sub-sectors of the Entertainments: recording, publishing, visual arts, and publishing.