It is no secret that musicians are wealthy. When you see the headlines today the topic of a wealthy musician vacationing in some exotic location is going to be in the entertainment section, almost guaranteed. Luxury homes, expensive sports cars, and vacations most can only dream of are a normal part of live for these folks.
Interestingly enough there seems to be a correlation between musical training and wealth. It makes sense when you think about disposable income; a family who is wealthier is going to be able to afford music lessons while a family who is struggling financially will not. I remember when I was in the middle school band learning how to play the clarinet; my instrument (which came from a pawn shop) broke during the last half of the school year and we could not afford to replace it. Our band was in the towns Christmas parade that year and I had to pretend to play since my clarinet was not working. Needless to say that was the end of my musical career.
Engaging in the musical training of a child has benefits far beyond that of music; children who study music often have an easier time when it comes to learning vocabulary and language. This is because the areas of the brain that processes music and language are the same. A child will also be strengthening the bond between the left and right sides of the brain since the left side of the brain controls the right hand, and the right side of the brain controls the left hand. While studying music an individual is also teaching their brain how to multitask. All of this training helps a child to produce better tests scores and even raises their IQ a few points.
Those who have the time and the money to engage in music lessons will be doing their children a favor that will last them a lifetime. One who studies music and receives their degree will have a plethora of careers to choose from, it really depends on what they become interested in as they progress through life. If one enjoys working with children becoming a music teacher might be an enjoyable career path.
It’s not just musicians playing or singing in a band that have the opportunity to make good money. There are also the people behind the scenes such as an entertainment manager, who makes a percentage of the money a recording artist makes. Another option would be an audio engineer who manipulates and mixes sound. This type of work can be produced for the film industry, video games and the recording industry. If you are one who enjoys writing then becoming a songwriter for a publishing company, known as a staff songwriter may be enjoyable for you; it all depends on what truly motivates you.
There’s no guarantee that entering the music business will make you a millionaire, but at the very least you can wake up knowing that you are doing what you love to do every day. That itself is worth a million dollars.