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Music Venue Owners and Managers
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts faster-than-average growth for the arts, entertainment, and recreation industries in general through 2018. Employment in music venues depends largely on the state of the economy. During slow periods of economic growth, people are less likely to spend money on concerts and other entertainment options, and clubs hire fewer workers to reduce costs. However, this might affect the large venues (with higher ticket and concession prices) more than the small clubs. Even with a sluggish economy, most people will still have an appreciation for music and enough money to see a local artist or group play at a nearby venue.