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August 8, 2005 3:56 AM Subscribe
how much do indie rock stars make on average?
posted by sammich to media & arts (31 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I know income stream is very unstable in the music business. But bands like Sleater Kinney and Interpol obviously make enough money to live on their music (ok maybe Interpol is a bad example, lets say Yo La Tengo). But how much is that on average? Is it considered middle class? I'm talking about bands that aren't huge but have an established national fanbase with a steady stream of albums (Low is another good example). And on the other hand. Is there perhaps a correlation with how 'buzzworthy' a band is and how much they make? Do people in Arcade Fire live on a tight budget? Can Conor Oberst afford to buy a nice house with a pool in West Hollywood? Parade magazine should do a cover story on this.