If you want to perform, you will probably earn the best money by doing weddings, unless you score a gig in a pop star’s backing band. If you want to use your musical talents in a different way, the best way to earn big bucks is to write hit songs like Max Martin does, and that’s easier said than done. But at least now you can figure out where to set your aims.

The modern music industry is living its tough times, and we all know that. Being a musician means, dealing with various struggles every day making money as a musician. Lots of musicians prefer to work on a day job and make music for their own pleasure. Even popular bands members in various genres usually have a day or seasonal job to pay their bills between tours and studio recording sessions.