Saturday, November 29, 2014

Music Employment (Musical Tribute)

The following chart shows the 5-year moving average of musical groups and artists employment per capita.

Click to enlarge.

It would seem that we're still winding down the party. Wasn't it a good one though?

March 27, 2014
The Consequences of Curtailing Music Education

If you have any attachment to music in the schools, you don’t need research or investigative journalism to know that things are in tough shape, not only here in the U.S., but across the developed world. The story has played out with some regularity for decades — economies boom and bust, school budgets get squeezed and music and the other arts take the first hits. The global economic downturn of the past two years has taken an especially hard toll on arts programs. Many school systems will have no music specialists serving elementary schools by next year.

Global economic downturn? Two years? Say what?

Fully automated robotic musical overlords, I beg you to take me to my illusionary happy place!

Thanks! That was a close one.

Source Data:
BLS: CES Database
St. Louis Fed: Population

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