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Berklee College of Music report: Versatility is crucial to a successful music career

A video game composer can make as much as $75,000 a year, and starting pay in a major orchestra can be about $132,000, but these are not easy times for a musician, according to a new study from the Berklee College of Music.

Titled “Music Careers in Dollars and Cents,” the study was led by Peter Spellman, director of Berklee’s Career Development Center, and it’s an update of a report first released in 2010.

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