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Musicians write, arrange, conduct, and perform musical compositions.


Pay rates for musicians vary depending on their ability (popularity), how often they work, and what type of work they play.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting regular paid work as a musician are poor because the music industry in New Zealand is small, and finding work can be difficult.
Rick Cranson playing the drums

Rick Cranson practising the drums

Last updated 2 August 2017