Musician Employment Resources
Salary information, employment statistics, and job opportunity information for independent artists and other musicians.
- 5 amazing ways to make money ONLINE as a musician
This article was written by full-time independent musician, video creator, and blogger Jessica Allossery about five ways that you can start earning an income as an online musician that you can set up in as little as one day.
- Alive Network
Established in 1999, Alive Network has grown into the largest supplier of live entertainment for weddings, corporate entertainment and private parties in the UK.
- An In-Depth Look at Cruise Ship Musician Salaries and Perks
Answers to your questions about what it pays to play on a cruise ship.
- Broadway Scale Summary
Broadway Theatre Orchestra Wage Scale provided by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.
- Community Tree Music
A Canadian music licensing library that’s geared specifically towards indie artists.
- Concerts In Your Home
part of the Listening Room Network, which is the main site for our house concert community, including the ability to join a roster of artists that venues can book.
- Considerations for Calculating the Weekly Hours of an Organist and/or Director of Music at a Religious Institution
An American Guild of Organists document to assist churches in understanding the nature of the work of an organist or a director of music at a religious institution detailing the activities required of a professional musician, a church or synagogue to help establish an appropriate compensation package for any musician it employs.
- League of American Orchestras Jobs Center
Administrative, conducting and other jobs.
- The Music Bed
A US music licensing library that’s geared specifically towards indie artists.
- Musical America Career Center
Searchable jobs database by Musical America Worldwide, the voice of the performing arts industry.
- Musician Career Development
Information and resources will help identify a variety of potential routes when pursuing a successful career provided by the New Orleans LOCAL 174-496 of the American Federation of Musicians.
- Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University Search Tools
Extensive list of search tools for finding arts jobs including Arts Administration, Audio/Acoustical Engineering and Production, Church/Synagogue Jobs, Competitions, Higher Education, K-12/Private Teaching, more.
- Proship Entertainment
Finds gigs on cruise ships for pianists, guitar players, drummers, bass players, trombone players, singers, pianobar entertainers, showband musicians, party bands, Latin bands, lighting technicians, sound technicians, and more.
- Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)
A national arts data and research organization with salary data and much more.
- Studio Musician Career Salary
Information on salaries for studio, or session musicians, who typically earn money per track recorded, rather than as regular-studio employees.
- Thoughtful Ideas for Organists Seeking Employment in Religious Institutions
Relevant information pertaining to employment opportunities provided by the American Guild of Organists.
- US Air Force Bands Airman Musician Requirements
Information about job and career opportunities in the Air Force for conductors, instrumentalists, vocalists, and audio engineers.
- US Army Music Careers
if you're interested in earning a living while embracing your passion for music, then check out what the Army Music Program has to offer you.
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Musicians and Singers
Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for musicians and singers who play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios.
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Music Directors and Composers
Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for people who lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions and those who write and arrange original music.
- US Marine Corps Musician Enlistment Option Program
Offers musicians the opportunity to bring their talents to bear in service of their country, to travel while performing domestically and internationally, to earn a free college education, and most importantly to earn the title United States Marine.
- US Navy Band and Musician Jobs
Information on Navy Musicians (MUs), who perform at elaborate productions and events such as presidential inaugurations, special ceremonies for foreign dignitaries, Navy celebrations and international parades.