Be Prepared: Unexpected Expenses Musicians Should Be Ready For

As a musician you’re often operating on a tight budget, and as a result an unanticipated expense can often throw a series wrench in your career plans. Here we look at some contributors of financial hardship that musician’s should be on the lookout for.


In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Sam Bowman shares some of the unexpected expenses musicians are likely to encounter throughout their careers.

“It’s easy to factor in gas and maintenance on your tour vehicle. However, you’re also going to want to keep in mind things like tolls and parking fees as you travel to each venue. In addition, no matter how well you take care of your vehicle, the occasional car repair is going to take place from time to time.”

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