Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Best Cities For Music Jobs

Want a Job in the Music Business? These Are the Cities You Should Live In (From the Magazine)If you're looking for a job in the music business in the United States, the places you can live to do so are limited. On the other hand, there's more of them than you might think, and according to Billboard Magazine, there are actually 10.

  1. Nashville - 7.8 jobs per 1000
  2. Los Angeles - 2.8
  3. Austin - 2.6
  4. Charlotte - 2.1
  5. New York - 2.0
  6. Atlanta - 1.8
  7. Memphis -1.8
  8. Seattle - 1.8
  9. Chicago - 1.7
  10. New Orleans - 1.7

On the other hand, the amount of money you can make from a music job rates those same cities differently. Here's the percentage of money that you can make from a music job compared to a regular job.

  1. Los Angeles - 175%
  2. Nashville - 156%
  3. New York - 147%
  4. Chicago - 113%
  5. Seattle - 105%
  6. Charlotte - 99%
  7. Austin - 94%
  8. Atlanta - 85%
  9. Memphis - 79%
  10. New Orleans - 73%

When it comes down to it, LA and Nashville are still the best place to be if you want to be in the music business, while New York has dropped in influence in recent years. On the other hand, Charlotte wasn't on anyone's list 10 years ago and now has a very active music scene.
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The more relevant figure should be the actual number of music jobs per city. Jobs per 1000 strikes me as a totally useless factoid.

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