THIS IS A REAL JOB
HOW THREE SEATTLE MUSICIANS ARE MAKING IT FULL-TIME
Licensing and publishing
Companies, musicians, filmmakers, etc. pay for the contracts and ' stipulations that allow them to use music (or bits and pieces of it).
Record sales, CD sales, online record/song sales, consignment, music sold at shows, demo tapes streaming from your 8-track portastudio...
Stickers, t-shirts, posters, pens, patches, autographed pictures, commemorative plates, and whatever else you’ve got.
Your cut of ticket sales, money T earned busking, corporate gigs, etc
Private lessons, group lessons ,camp/festival seminars, etc.
Lending your talent for personal recording/ guest recording as a contributing artist, working on sound tracks and oh so much more.
NET TOTAL $55,820 (BeforeTaxes) EQUIVALENT TO $29.07/hr.
NET TOTAL $32,182 (BeforeTaxes) EQUIVALENT TO $16.76/hr.
NET TOTAL $65,087 (BeforeTaxes) EQUIVALENT TO $33.90/hr.
The 2010 Future of Music Coalition identified 42 different sources of revenue for working musicians. But there was no way we were going to fit all of those on one sheet of paper, so we boiled it down to the 6 key points you see
It's true. You really can make a living making music...right here in your own city. So get out there and do it. All numbers from artists 2012 income.