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Kanye West and Salaries for Music Producers

By Kelly Clay, PayScale.com

Tomorrow night, hundreds of musicians will gather to celebrate the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Kanye West tops this year's list of the most nominations for a Grammy Award, receiving seven nominations. Before beginning his career as a rapper, Kanye began producing for other artists while he was in school. While Kanye was able to leverage his talent to produce for artists like Ludacris and DMX to eventually become a highly successful rapper himself (both in terms of fame and finances), most other music producers make a much more modest living.

Below is the national salary for music producers across the U.S., along with what those working in this industry can expect to make in bonuses.

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