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Pay and Remuneration
Career in music can be highly rewarding for some but for many it may not be that easy as it looks. One has to struggle for quite some time before earning a name for oneself and any after that one can ask for a good money. And suddenly new genres become popular and different kind of music take over and then the money flow reduces.
As such determining pay packages for musicians is not easy. If they get employed with schools or educational institutes then of course the pay is certain.
One can pursue a career as a performing artist. One can perform solo shows after establishing one self. Various TV shows, talent shows etc provide opportunity for the same. Another is playback singing and music videos etc. One can also teach in schools and colleges. Film and TV and Radio industry also offers huge employment opportunity for budding musicians.
Pandit Ravi Shankar (Sitar), Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Alla Rakha Khan, Zakir Hussian, Hari Prasad Chaurasia (Flute), Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Guitar), Pt Bhimsen Joshi Hindustani Vocalist, Lata Mangeshkar Mohd Rafi (Bollywood Vocalist), Jagjit Singh (Ghazal Singer), among many others.
A Day In Life
Musician’s days depend on their performance schedules. Generally concerts etc are held in the evenings and on weekends. People associated with TV programmes or film production companies follow definite schedule. People who work with music groups usually travel and perform. During a particular day a lot of time is spent in practicing or rehearsals. Many musicians get intermittent work so they have to continuously look for new assignments.