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Music Producer and Director Landrew is Engaged

Music Producer and Director Landrew is Engaged

The Annual Salary of a Music Producer

If you’re trying to enter the music business as a producer, you’ll find a wide variety of preliminary education, opportunity and areas of interest. You’ll also find that your income will vary dramatically according to the specific career path you choose, as well as other factors. Even though the average salary of a music producer can range from a low of $14,000 to a high or more than $1 million, you can estimate your income after becoming stable in the industry.
Education Requirements
There are no specific educational requirements to become a music producer. However, you will need adequate knowledge of the basics of music production to enter the industry, reach your maximum earning potential, and to succeed. According to Salary.com, most music producers have a bachelor’s degree in audio engineering, business or music management. With an undergraduate degree you may be a candidate for paid internships and entry-level positions at major record labels or music production companies. On the other hand, musicians who have technical backgrounds and solid knowledge of the music industry can become successful producers without a formal education.
Entry-Level Salary ? Internships
The lowest-paying music production jobs are generally internships and entry-level positions with record labels, recording studios and music/soundtrack production companies. Many professional musicians and recent graduates of music or business management school can qualify for such positions. According to Schools In The USA Career Profiles, the average annual salary for an entry-level general music producer as of 2010 is around $14,590. If you are a technical music producer or a recording engineer, the average annual salary is slightly higher, with a starting salary of about $18,540.
Freelance Vs. Corporate Salary
The type of annual salary you can earn as a music producer also varies according to who you may work for. Nationally, the average yearly earnings of a music producer working for a production company is about $47,000 as of 2010. Music producers with technical audio and sound experience can earn around $57,000 working for record companies and recording studious. It’s difficult to measure the typical salary of a freelance music producer because the salary will vary according to many factors, including experience, customers, and educational background. High-end freelance producers like Master P and Dr. Dre make millions of dollars annually while free-lancers with low-end clients make $200 - $300 per project. As a freelancer, you can earn anything in between.
Geographical Location Where you live or choose to work will also affect your salary as a music producer. Generally speaking, major metropolitan areas are homes of major recording labels, television and movie studios, musicians, vocalists and performers. You’re bound to find work easily and with higher salaries in such areas as New York or Los Angeles than in Wyoming. According to the SimplyHired website, in 2010, the average annual salary for a Hollywood music producer was between $58,000 to $132,000, while in North Carolina, it was between $47,000 and $108,000.

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