Up Close and Personal With Texas' Nearly $10 Billion a Year Music Industry

Texas' music business and music education account for almost 97,000 jobs, $4.1 billion in annual earnings and $9.6 billion in annual economic activity, according to the latest report from the Texas Music Office. The Texas Music Office started commissioning reports on the state of the industry in 2015 to shine a light on the success and growth of Texas' renowned music scene. From production companies, music-related media, recording services, performers and everything required for live events, the Texas music scene is alive and rocking. Texas is home to the best-paid musicians in the country, but they don't live in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to the most recent data available. Austin had the highest hourly wages for musicians and singers in the U.S. at $52 an hour. D-FW's average of $38.74 an hour is even more substantial than pay for musicians in Nashville, where the Country Music Hall of Fame is a big draw.   Continue reading...

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