In July 2013, Future of Music Coalition launched the Money from Music Quizzes, four online questionnaires that were designed to test how much musicians knew about money and music, and the copyright laws, licenses and agreements that frequently determine who gets paid, and how much. Today, we are publishing a report that analyzes the results over the first 18 months.
FMC’s goals with this project were twofold. We hoped to:
(1) educate musicians about some common – but often misunderstood – copyright and revenue stream issues in a fun and challenging way
(2) use the data generated by the quiz responses to identify knowledge gaps in the music community and, in partnership with unions, artist advocates, service organizations and schools, address areas of confusion.
Over 2,800 people have taken at least one quiz in the past 18 months. The topline scores are:
This brief report focuses on some of the quiz questions that users found difficult to answer. It also describes what these incorrect answers tell us about knowledge gaps in the music community, and how musician advocates and service organizations can reduce confusion through continued (and better designed) education.