UK classical musicians ‘cannot make ends meet’main
A survey of 285 musicians in seven orchestras across the UK has found that 44 percent struggle to pay their bills.
The Musicians Union says average wages have stagnated at around £30,000 a year and musicians are having to take extra jobs in order to pay for their instruments, insurance and other working costs, quite aside from their living costs.
Here’s a BBC report.
As a point of reference, here’s what musicians earn in German orchestras.