[LINK] Music Industry: Case Study

Chris Maltby chris@sw.oz.au
Mon, 24 Feb 2003 17:45:08 +1100

> On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Timothy Michael O'Leary wrote:
>> A look at a mythical rock band's earnings, with actual figures compiled
>> from industry sources:
> ...
>> That's not bad money, but it's split four ways, or $40,477.25 each,
>> about the same as a city sanitation worker with two years' experience,
>> without health benefits, vacation and retirement fund. But with, of
>> course, groupies.

On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 03:37:21PM +1000, Andy Farkas wrote:
> Sign me up as a sanitation worker!

> Assuming they're talking US$40k, thats ~AU$80k right?  I dont get anywhere
> near that in my chosen profession... and I can play a guitar!!  :(

Yeah, but at least you don't have to get up at 3am, winter and summer,
and have to deal with other people's garbage. For that you need to be a
{insert favourite downtrodden social service profession}!

At least the garbos still get the occasional free beer at christmas...