How do Musicians in India make money?

Discussion in 'Music Talk' started by rickkkyrich, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    I've seen hell lotta Indian bands now.. the count can be some 40-50, most of them being Metal bands.. but i always thought how do these guys make money..

    Does anyone wanna share their views?
  2. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    They don't :D

    4srs, probably day jobs or something.
    Others perform and/or sell CDs and/or merchandise.
    Or they go to gimmesound or something.
  3. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Don't these gigs fetch them anything? i mean they need a lotta money for the gear itself..
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    How about drug peddling?
  5. Asmodeus

    Asmodeus New Member

    I thought they whored them selves out.

    For bands and musicians that manage to go beyond the usual shelf life of a year or two (depending on the age of the musicians and whether they have day jobs or not), most of their money comes from gigs, of any kind. This doesn't include participating in television shows, or college festivals, unless they are the headliners. An average band would make anything between Rs 10,000 through a lakh or even more, depending on their stature, their ability to draw an audience, and the location which has booked them itself.

    Add ons include money made from album sales, downloads, sponsors, merchandise. You have to be clever enough to get the people who've booked you to meet your requirements - so airfare, food, etc.
  6. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    so overall its a pretty tough ride.. but really worth it..
  7. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

  8. achintsetia

    achintsetia New Member

  9. irfanintekhab

    irfanintekhab New Member

    they play in bars usually. in five star hotels :D

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