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Industries Where You Can Use Your Musical Talent

August 3rd, 2018 by

musical talents child singing microphoneThere’s a popular opinion that many artists are always hungry, poor and unsuccessful. This saying doesn’t literally mean that but rather implies that any job that is related to art is impractical, low-paying, or even unnecessary.

Despite this, job fields connected with creativity and art are always very competitive. Especially in the music industry, where there are tons of artists, but only some of them manage to break through and become successful.

But if you’re an aspiring musician and want to dedicate your life to music, there are plenty of job opportunities for you besides playing in a band or becoming a singer. According to Statista, in 2017 motion picture and sound recording industries alone employed over 430,000 people. And these jobs often pay over $50,000 a year. (more…)

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