Touring is now the main source of revenue for musicians, as anybody can download songs for free.
In 2014, cash generated from touring accounted for more than 80 percent of the income earned by today’s top 40 acts, reports Billboard.
But it’s not just musicians getting paid — touring can support a number of people with various talents, including lighting operators, merch booth cashiers, and even blunt rollers.
Billboard‘s breakdown of jobs in the touring business includes that of a professional blunt roller. Although sitting nearly at the bottom of the rung, just ahead of “groupies,” blunt rollers can make up to $500 a week on top of hotel and travel accommodations.
While that salary is pennies compared to what the musicians make, it’s actually not bad for just cracking cigars and refilling them with weed.
Unless, of course, you’re Seth Rogen, who was offered $50k a year to roll blunts for Wacka Flocka Flame.