MusicianWages.com is the community for working musicians.

Our articles discuss not just how to be a musician, but how to make a living as a musician. There are many resources about the music business, but this website is about the musician business – for those who create the music.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were nearly 170,000 musicians employed just in the United States between 2003 and 2005, and throughout the rest of the world there are many, many times that number.

If you are one of these musicians, this is your website.

The Need for Information

Professional musicians face the same problems as small business owners and entrepreneurs. How much should I charge? Where can I sell my products?  How can I better manage my time? Am I missing opportunities to expand my business?  MusicianWages.com was created to foster these discussions between fellow musicians.

The site’s founders–one a Broadway conductor, the other a freelance guitarist in New York City–have two distinctly different careers in music. While they have been developing their careers, they watched as their friends did the same in equally unique fashion.

There are likely as many ways to make money as a musician as there are musicians. Ultimately, everyone wants to ask one question:

How do you make a living as a musician?

This website collects stories and tips from a variety of professionals, based on their first hand experience in the musician business.

We hope you’ll find the website helpful. If there are any topics you’d like us to explore, or you would like to contribute an article, please contact us.