This data memo presents a snapshot of nearly 900 jazz musicians who participated in the Money from Music Survey in 2011, the first comprehensive assessment of jazz musicians in the US since “Changing the Beat.” After presenting basic demographic information, this memo provides data about jazz musician’s experience, income, and feelings about technology, and also compares the jazz population to survey takers from other genres. This memo also takes a closer look at the differences between jazz musicians who are members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and those who are not, and the relationship that AFM membership has with income.
The Money from Music survey was open from September 6 – October 28, 2011. The survey was built by project staff using SurveyMonkey’s premium level services.
The survey was open to all musicians, composers and performers aged 18 years or older who were US citizens or residents.
Here are some top-level statistics about the survey participants.
Over 5,300 US-based musicians and composers completed our Money from Music survey, which was available online from September 6 – October 28, 2012.
Click through to see a variety of interactive map of the survey respondents by zipcode.