Once it leaves the creative stage, music is more and more dependent upon the tech community than ever before. Today's distribution, communication, interaction, marketing and promotion all depend on tech.
That's why it's a good idea to have an idea of what it costs in terms of salary for tech execs. Many musicians, artists and bands want to build their own app or music service but have no idea of the costs involved. Of course, labor is just one of the pieces of the puzzle and it can be a big one.
Of special interest is the lowest rung on the ladder, which is community or social media manager, with an average salary of $40k to $70k. This is a job that every artist needs these days, and this figure can help place a value on that job. Thanks to Billboard for the infographic.