Written by Jaron Lewis
The music world is a tough industry. There are many occupations that involve music, including careers such as in dance, choreography, composing, directing, teaching, singing, writing, directing, and not at the least of this list are the musicians themselves. Musicians and singers make up a very small percentage of the entirety of those who make up the music industry, and an even smaller number makes up the amount of the singers and musicians who maintain a living from their music or singing career.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2014 there were only 173,000 jobs for musicians and singers combined, with only a 3% job outlook, which if compared to a common career field such as lawyers, (where there are 778,700 jobs and a 6% job outlook), you can see that job number and outlook is much lower than average.