Most Musicians Are On Poverty Line

artist: misc date: 11/30/2010 category: general music news
I like this
39
voted: 12
Most professional musicians in the UK earn far less than the national average wage, recent figures reveal with most sitting below the official poverty line. The music licensing agency PPL says nearly all musicians make less than 16,000 a year compared to the 2010 average salary of 25,500 across all types of employment. And most members of the Performing Rights Society are paid less than 5000 a year from royalty payments. According to the Musicians Union, only 13% of full-time musicians can expect to earn more than the 16k figure a salary similar to that of a junior office administrator. And while around 4% are generating a very comfortable income, the vast majority of entertainers are forced to either live on low wages or take other jobs. The MU also reports that around 30,000 people in the UK manage to make a sustainable living from their music. The UK government defines low income as 60% or less of the average which in current figures is 15,300. Authorities believe around a fifth of the UK lives on or below that poverty line. Thanks for the report to RockAAA.com.
Submit your story new
More misc news:
+ Meet the Ghost Pedal: A Wireless Wah Guitar Effect Without the Actual Pedal Entertainment 09/01/2015
+ Air Guitar World Championship Is an Actual Thing, Meet the Winner of Its 20th Edition Entertainment 08/31/2015
+ Guitarist Tries to Learn Sweep Picking From Scratch in 100 Days, These Are His Results Entertainment 08/31/2015
+ Video: Guitarist Uses 45 Different Scales in a Single Solo Entertainment 08/27/2015
+ Earnings & Attendance: How Much Money Slipknot, Slash, Yes, Weird Al, Imagine Dragons & More Grossed at Recent Shows Industry News 08/27/2015
+ You Don't Need Fancy Gear: Guitarist Records Killer-Sounding Song With a Crappy Guitar He Bought for $8 Entertainment 08/27/2015
+ view all
Comments
Your captcha is incorrect