Musicians and Singers

risk level
Based on 1,253 votes
by year 2031
The median wage for this occupation is currently unknown
as of 2022

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Automation risk

45% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Fine Arts

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

25% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 45% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Musicians and Singers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

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Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Musicians and Singers' job openings is expected to rise 4.2% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 31,750 people employed as 'Musicians and Singers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Musicians and Singers'.

Job description

Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

SOC Code: 27-2042.00


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AJ (Uncertain) says
Music creation will mostly be replaced by AI, but live performances will be hard to replace.
Oct 06, 2022 at 01:40 PM
Peter (No chance) says
Originality and interpretation requires combination emotion and knowledge
Sep 27, 2022 at 08:44 PM
Miguelon (Low) says
Do machines have souls?
Jul 13, 2022 at 02:59 PM
Chinmay Narendra (No chance) says
Singers need creativity, and robots can’t develop creativity unless we implant a human brain in them.
Mar 24, 2022 at 06:32 AM
stephen b. (Moderate) says
robots are already singing songs, so the likelihood increases from there.
Dec 05, 2021 at 05:38 PM
Xenu B (Highly likely) says
I can see KISS robots / holograms going on tour in 2040. Why not?
Nov 27, 2021 at 10:47 AM
Wawa (Low) says
What we like to see in artists, is the idea of ordinary humans doing extraordinary things.

There is enough music in this world to listen to for a lifetime, yet we are always looking for new artists, we follow them on sm etc..

Art helps us to feel special, to feel different from all the other species, without it, the line between robots and humans will become blurry.
Sep 25, 2021 at 11:20 PM
not on autopilot (No chance) says
An AI can do a lot of things way better and faster than humans. but when it comes to art, really great art, an AI doesn't even understand what to achieve. explain why Mendelssohn's Wedding March seems to be the most graceful piece of music that fits a wedding perfectly, although it is not even complicated or complex. Why satisfaction is such a mass-appealing song or smoke on the water? 3 or 4 chords and the easiest riffs ever but the entire planet loves it. and so on. an AI will never understand that.
Aug 16, 2021 at 11:44 PM
Zac (No chance) says
There is no chance that Robots will replace human musicians because of the raw talent and hours of practice or dedication put in by the musician
Jun 16, 2021 at 04:41 AM
elon musk (No chance) says
Whilst bot can make music I believe that music made by humans will remain popular forever
Jun 08, 2021 at 02:22 PM
just another high schooler says
I mean, there ARE technologies that can synthesize music (and scarily well-- for a bot) but there's no soul, no empathy.
Apr 14, 2021 at 12:26 AM
Cody (Highly likely) says
There already exists machine learning algorithms capable of generating original music.
Mar 20, 2021 at 11:26 PM
ink (Uncertain) says
I've worked in live entertainment, people will watch the strangest things. And it's surprising what people will purchase tickets for. Musicians are already being replaced by recordings for live events. The emulation of instruments has been extremely good for a long time, you don't need an entire string section to recorded a soundtrack anymore. And I've heard some good original compositions - classical and rock generated by computer algorithm. Synthesized voices have come a long way, and we've already seen holographic Tupac at Coachella. I don't think we're that a far away now, just a matter of taste and ease.
Mar 15, 2021 at 10:12 PM
anonymous (Highly likely) says
There are already AIs that can write music in a matter of seconds. Much of it is indistinguishable from the styles of great composers like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, & Tchaikovsky. It's already too late.
Dec 16, 2020 at 06:20 AM
bean says
either you know nothing about mozart bach and tchaikovsky or you’re deaf
Oct 11, 2022 at 07:20 PM
Izabella (No chance) says
Tem muitos cantores que tem uma voz maravilhosa, e ser substituído por uma máquina acho que seria decepcionante.
Oct 06, 2020 at 12:38 AM
Joshua De La Paz says
Listening to robots trying to rap or make music will be very interesting. I hope it sounds cool and all, but they probably won't take over the rap game. Technology is getting very advanced, so who knows. Bless up
Sep 09, 2020 at 05:56 PM
Johann says
They'll make interesting entertainment, surely, but it will be niche. People want to listen to people.
Aug 06, 2020 at 07:50 PM
Anonymous says
Clearly, you've never heard of AIVA.
Dec 16, 2020 at 06:22 AM
Oscar says
There is a software that synthesizes a human-like voice as it was 2007 or later I don't remember well
The AI can write a letter but it is very messy there, the human still intervenes in order for now I do not think, by the way a software can imitate human voice according to the Google video, so there are jobs that tend to disappear, such as telephone operators

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Jul 22, 2020 at 07:00 AM
Iswar Mondal (Moderate) says
There are already some AI doing this. They even have some concerts and a huge fan following. Just like Auto-Tune and other software have there dominance in the singing field. So I think singing can be replaced by some AI but this can not effect singers like Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift or Selena Gomez and many more mainline singers.
May 20, 2020 at 02:27 AM
Laia (No chance) says
There's a lot of difference between how dance/sing the robots than how humans do it. Simply you cannot replace us for robots
May 15, 2020 at 10:13 AM

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