A reggae musician is a type of musician who specializes in the area of reggae. This particular style implements a variety of other styles, blending them into a unique one that enjoys a strong degree of popularity today. Reggae musicians can perform on a variety of instruments, such as drums, guitar, bass, and even larger instruments like the organ (though this is not so common nowadays). Reggae musicians enjoy strong popularity both in bands, as well as individually, and there isn’t a strong tendency either way in the style.
Becoming a reggae musician isn’t different from the path followed by most other musicians – it requires learning to play a particular instrument (or a number of instruments) used in the style, as well as having a good understanding of the style’s origins and ideas. Good reggae musicians tend to specialize in vocals as well as at least one instrument, and it’s not rare for them to play more than one instrument as well. The career development opportunities are strong in the field of reggae music.
As with other jobs in the music industry, reggae musicians earn a varied salary. Those who’re just starting out and haven’t built up any fame and popularity at all tend to earn between $15,000 – $30,000 from various performances they manage to secure; on the other hand, reggae musicians who’ve managed to become famous to a good degree usually enjoy a high pay rate and can sometimes even see salaries of over $100,000 a year given the right amount of luck and success.