DOWNLOAD: Music Careers in Dollars & Cents, Find Out What Music Professionals Actually Make!

Berklee College of MusicEver wondered what industry professionals actually make in all aspects of the music industry?

You don’t have to think too hard.

You can directly download the study from Boston’s Berkelee College of Music here.

If you want more, read an excerpt from Billboard and head to the site to read the full article and download the 2012 and 2010 reports.

“With both the music industry and the global economy in a near-constant state of flux, it’s an uncertain time to be making a living in music. To that end, Boston’s Berklee College of Music has released a new study detailing salary ranges across the business in an attempt to get a handle on just how much money musicians, audio engineers, A&Rs and the rest make in order to give those starting out a roadmap with which they can financially navigate the industry’s choppy waters.

The study — an update on the college’s 2010 report — covers the broad areas of performance, writing, business, audio technology, education, and music therapy, and represents something of a mixed bag; PR and orchestral musician positions saw a salary bump, while A&R reps and commercial jingle composers haven’t fared as well in comparison. An overview of working musician positions for the past five years also appeared hit or miss, with most fields seeing an offsetting number of the more than 5,000 respondents reporting both income rises and falls, with only teaching making great strides upward and session playing reporting lower income. The average music income over the past five years was estimated at around $34,000.
Read more at Billboard.

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