The average income of a professional songwriter is $35,000 a year. These celebrities make much, much more than that. Check out where your favorite songwriter stack up on this list, chances are you might be surprised to see how much some of your favorite musicians make...
Sia ($25 million)
This Australian singer, songwriter, producer, director, and multi-instrumentalist has been working behind the scenes for years, but she never seemed to break through the ceiling into elite status. Sia rose to (mainstream) public attention with her work on Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” but she did not choose to stay in the limelight afterward. It seems that Sia likes the Brian Eno angle, she helps out other, bigger musicians, she makes music that she likes on her own, and otherwise keeps to herself.