Become a music maker by pursuing one of these five high-paying, high-demand music careers that requires some strong STEM skills.

There are not many reactions comparable to the experiences humans feel when hearing music. Melodies, lyrics, and even the simple sound of a favorite artist elicit emotions and complement life events. Maybe singing isn’t your strength, but music is your passion. Discover the how the M in STEM stands for music careers with these five exciting roles in the industry you love!

1. Royalty Calculation Analyst

music careersAs one of the behind-the-scenes music careers, this role calls for a love of an additional M-word – Money. This career requires a bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, or computer science to prepare the analyst for creating and managing a system through which the royalties are calculated and appropriate music rightsholders are paid. Working with finance, label relations, and licensing departments, you will facilitate the royalties-payment process.

STEM Type: Explorer

Median Salary: $42,000

Schools that Train: Schools like Nicholls State University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Youngstown State University offer the bachelor’s degree programs you need to get started.