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Friday, July 17, 2009
Here's Something You Didn't Know - Musician Salaries
Think that there are only two ways to go in the music business - UP or DOWN - think again after reading this!
There is a common misconception among us that being a professional musician can mean only one of two things:
Either you make it big and become a star
Or you suffer through a life of poverty (thus the term “starving artist” may come into play)
This is simply NOT TRUE. There is a HUGE “middle ground” out there for professional musicians. I know for a fact that there are at least 10 professional musicians in Kansas City who make over $250,000 per year. Yeah, let THAT sink in for a minute. You may not have heard of these guys – band leaders who play for corporate events (corporate events usually pay the top bands in Kansas City around $4000 per show – and sometimes the show only lasts about 20 minutes) – there are also a few local bands that make at least $3500 per show MINIMUM. One of those bands that comes to mind only has 3 members – you do the math.