How Much Do Top Musicians Make Compared To Other Jobs?

1While it's well known that the music industry's top earning bring in a solid chunk of change, we here take a look at how the income of this demographic (e.g. music's top 1%) compares with the income of the average employee in an alternative field.


In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, Ryan Harrell explores how much the top musicians make when compared with other, average jobs.

"…Analysis revealed that top musician incomes dwarf even well-paid professions such as software developers. Diddy, for instance, made a software developer’s annual income in just under 7 hours. Even the lowest grossing musician on the list – The Chainsmokers – made a software developer’s annual income in under a day."

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