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Are there many careers in music that make a liveable wage?

The answer is likely to be 'yes' given that music is a multi-faceted, multi-billion pound industry within the wider arts sector.

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For example, in the USA, the arts are worth US billion annually, embrace 4.5% GDP and employ 5 million people. In the UK, the 2019 Arts Council reported that 363,713 jobs were in the arts sector, embracing £48 billion turnover.

Music is a significant subset of these and there are a wide variety of routes and employment opportunities, in industry, education, sciences, as well as the arts. Also, check out the 2019 music industry employment statistics at https://www.statista.com/statistics/285696/music-industry-employment-in-... – this provides some examples of the categories of employment in music. A 'liveable wage' is possible!