So You Want to Be a Music Journalist, Do You? How Much Will You Make? It Depends.

Many are called. Few are accepted. And even fewer can actually make a living writing about music. BUt it can be done. This is from a DC arts journal called TBD.com:

If you’re a music journalist, though, the upper end is a little less flexible, Berklee found (read PDFs of it). These positions, which you can get into by “writing for campus publications or by volunteering to cover events for smaller publications,” start at $20,000 and top out at $70,000 per year.

Or you can become a supervisory park ranger and hope for a couple kickass annual reviews. Same result.

Read the whole article here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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