Bostonâs famed Berklee College of Music has released an updated version of their comprehensive directory of United States salary ranges for music careers in the areas of performance, business, audio technology, education, and music therapy. The 2012 version of Music Careers in Dollars and Cents has been revised from 2010 to reflect two years of change, examining a wide scope of potential avenues for someone looking to get into, or even pivot in the music business.
âThere is downward pressure on many music performance salaries right now due to the slowing global economic recovery, changing perceptions of musicâs value, and hyper competition,â said Peter Spellman, Director of Berkleeâs Career Development Center. âThus, all the more reason for musicians to expand their repertoire of both musical and professional skills in this transforming industry.â
While the primary revisions are in updated salaries and job descriptions, new job titles like Video Game Composer, Film Score Conductor, and Concert Hall Manager have been added to this yearâs version as well. Also included are areas that see high growth potential in the modern music industry including jobs in social media, digital marketing, branding and sponsorships, mobile music and streaming.
Thereâs also a flowchart on how to properly negotiate a job offer, a resources section that includes professional music organizations and associations, and artist revenue trends with information from the Future of Music Coalitionâs recent survey.
Check out the newly updated Music Careers in Dollars in Cents here.