To be able to get money from music, one has to find a job in a way. Good thing with music is that there is a lot that one can do and has no many limits. You can either choose the self-employment route or look for employment. It depends on the skills one has and also their preferences in terms of what they prefer. Therefore no musician has an excuse to be broke as there is much they can do. Some of the jobs that can be done by musicians include:
Teaching about music
Many people are interested in music and thus you can always find a teaching job. You can choose to either teach music lessons formally in schools or to teach instruments. There are also people who are interested in vocal training, and you can do dance classes as well. What you can teach depends on your skills as a musician. The more the skills you have, the better for you. There is no limits from here you can do your music from, you can do podcasts, teach from YouTube or even make customized lesson packages which can be bought depending on one’s interest and other than all that teaching can be done offline too.
If you are really good at music, then you can become a producer. Unlike in the old days where there was a lot that was needed to become a producer, now the most important thing you need is a computer. Good thing is that producing is not limited to offline; it can be done online as well. You can get clients from all over where you can do producing for them.
Become a DJ
Deejaying has many fans and if mixing music is your kind of thing then deejaying would be a good bet. With deejaying you can learn it from school or it can be self -taught. With the right equipment’s and enough practice you can make a killing out of it.
Write about music
There is a lot that can be written about music. You can write about the theoretical part of music, you can write songs and poems for other people, you can write about the history of music, it depends on your interest. Generally music is very wide and if you have an extensive knowledge on music, there is a lot that you can write about and make money from it. This can be through blogs or through books.
As seen above, music offers so many opportunities to those who are interested in it or those in the field. If you choose to go the old school way of looking for an employed job, there are many sites from which one can search for jobs that interest them such as on Green chimneys. You will get a listing of many related jobs depending on your area and you can choose a job that best suits you. With music, you can always find what you want.