College students are heading back to school, and for them, that means new classes, homework, exams, parties...and parties. For parents of college students, that means wondering if their kids are taking the right classes and moving towards actually finding gainful employment after graduation. For parents of students with music business pursuits, those questions tend to loom extra-large, especially if said parents have had little exposure to the music business.
First, rest assured that people can and do work and earn money in the music business. If you're concerned that the music industry isn't a realistic career choice for your child, some industry-specific knowledge might help you make up your mind. These five questions parents ask about the music industry might help you put your mind at ease about the career path your college student is pursuing. They'll also help you help your child build the best kind of resume to land a music industry job.