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Pop/Rock Musicians

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Approximately 41,130 musicians and singers are employed in the United States. Some pop and rock musicians work for another member of the band who pays them to rehearse and perform. But in most cases, pop and rock musicians work on a freelance basis, taking on gigs as they come. Bands are hired to play at clubs, concert halls, and for community events. They may also play private gigs, weddings, and other celebrations. Many musicians also maintain flexible "day jobs" that help to support them as they perform on the evenings and weekends.

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