The Great Matt Baldoni sent me this article. In short it is the music education industry desperately trying to further convince future students to part with their hard earned money to pursue a degree in music. This, of course, is nothing but a racket by talentless wanna-be-musicians who are so talentless nobody will pay them for their music...but naive 17 year old, aspiring musicians will.
Regardless, I just couldn't let this one go and made the following comment. I'm posting it here on account it's almost a guarantee they won't authorize it.
Heh, way to skew a "study."
First, to take Music EDUCATION majors and claim they work in the music field is misleading. They work in EDUCATION, not music. And stingingly prove "those who can't do, teach."
And 1 in 2 music majors make some modicum of money playing gigs? Really? A hobby they had a passion for, and were likely to pursue regardless of whether they're forked over $80,000 to professors who also could not do, and ergo taught, played anyway?
Then you add these two ratios together and get a 75% participation rate? Hilarious!
Yeah, keep selling young 17 year old musicians those unnecessary degrees in music because all you guys could do was teach and that's all you'll ever be paid for.
Certainly feel free to make a comment to let little ole "Bill Zuckerman" know how the adults in this world know his little racket is up.