How much do musicians and their road crew earn?

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If you are curious as to how much money you could be earning from your music, producing other people’s music or working as part of the road crew you should check out the new study from Berklee College of Music, Music Careers in Dollars and Cents.

Originally released in 2010, this revised study by the Career Development Unit (CDC) at Berklee has attempted to define earningss for US-based music business roles, including live performance. Salaries for performers and road crew are listed but, as Peter Spellman, director of the CDC, points out, “It’s important to remember, despite our best research efforts, all salaries represent only ranges, dependent on numerous variables.”

You can read the study here and, for comparison, see the 2010 findings here.