Wage growth among low-earning and high-earning music professionals from 1999 to 2022

The wages of the highest earning performers – adjusted for inflation – grew at a far higher rate than those of lowest earning performers. Among composers the wages grew at a roughly equal rate.

Two sets of bar graphs, one indicating wage growth for composers at the lowest 10% of earners and highest 10% of earners, the other indicating wage growth for performers at the lowest 10% of earners and the highest 10% of earners.