Choosing a career in music can be a tough and scary decision for many because it is considered to be a risky choice due to its volatile nature. But ever since the beginning of the 21st century, the entertainment industry is nurturing more than ever and it's likely to keep growing. With it, there is now a rising number of job opportunities for musicians and artists because there are a lot of different options to choose from. Here is a list of some of the highest-paying musical careers that one must consider choosing from.

Music Producer

Music Producer

A music producer works as a bridge between the record label and the musicians. A music producer's responsibility is to stay involved in the complete process, pre-production till post production, of making a song or an album. He participates actively during the production stage and often communicates with the songwriter, musicians, and recording engineer. After the production and post production phase is done, a music producer is also responsible to actively participate in the marketing process as well. Taking up the job as a music producer can earn you around Rs. 40-50 lakhs per annum. 

Music Teacher

Sound engineer

Well, there surely is no other job that can be as entertaining, fun, and exciting as this one. If you have a deep interest in kids and you love being around them apart from music. Then being a music teacher is the noblest profession you'd want to take up. To be a music teacher you must have a Masters's degree in  Music and then from primary schools to higher schools and even universities, you can crack a job anywhere depending on your skills.  And while teaching the students you can carry on your learning for as long as you want.  In addition to all that, you will be paid very well because there is still a lot of vacancies in the market for music teachers.

Background Scorer

As the name suggests, a background scorer's job is to compose background music for movies, games, or videos which fit the core theme or the genre of the project. A background scorer can earn between Rs. 50000-10 lakhs, depending on the project.

Audio Engineer

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Audio engineer is one of the top careers in the music line if you wish to earn good money being a part of the music industry. To become an audio engineer, one must possess great technical knowledge regarding the fundamentals of sound in general. An audio engineer's responsibility is to work around with microphones and audio workstations to efficiently record the artist, then, work around with mixers, equalizers, effects, and numerous machinery to process that audio in order to deliver a good quality track. An audio engineer's monthly earning can be anywhere between Rs.2-3 lakhs.

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Session Musician 

Session musician

A session musician, also known as session player, studio musician, session instrumentalist, backing musician, etc. Session Musicians are hired on a short term basis and are mostly like freelance artists that help while recording an individual track for backing instruments, vocals, and more. They may also be hired for short term live projects and may serve as band member for some time too.  Session musician may make around Rs. 7.5 lakhs per year or even more.  So, if you are passionate about music then you can be a session artist too.

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