AUSTIN MUSIC CENSUS

According to the Austin Music Census, musicians' incomes are under fire.
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As part of the Austin Music Census, 2,380 musicians filled out a survey about the challenges facing the industry and how they earn a living. Among the findings:

68.4 percent said they made less than $10,000 in 2013 from the music industry.

24.4 percent said their total income, including other jobs, exceeded $50,000.

46.5 percent said live performances in Austin contributed little or nothing to their income.

76.5 percent said CD sales contributed little or nothing to their income; 83 percent said the same of digital sales.

87.3 percent said stagnating pay has an extreme or strong impact on their lives.

Source: Austin Music Census