Less Than 30,000 Musicians Can Actually Make A Living

Is Lotto A Safer Bet?      08/11/10

Topspin CEO Ian Rogers, captured at New Noise Santa Barbara, notes that only 25-30,000 musicians are actually making a living through their music.

This statistic is based on analysis by Songkick's Ian Hogarth, who analyzed online data about bands and the types of venues that they play. 

"You can decide that number is slightly lower or slightly higher, you can argue about what the definition of making a living is," adds Rogers, "but it's probably on that order of magnitude."

If the numbers are accurate, the lottery might be a safer bet than music.....

Check out Rogers' comments - and leave a comment with your thoughts. 

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James Lewin
Twitter @podcasting_news

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