The first results of the Future of Music Coalition’s Artist Revenue Stream project show the average musician gets more from fans and grants than merchandise and corporate sponsorships. The cross-genre research project collected data on over 5,000 US-based musicians and composers. A “first look” white paper was prepared for MIDEM and released Monday…
There’s more opportunity than ever ― in the history of the world ― for artists to sell merchandise and monetize their brands. The only problem is that very few artists are making any money from these non-traditional sources. Or, even pursuing the possibilities. read more
When MIDEM convenes in Cannes Jan. 28-31, the event will once again draw participants from more corners of the globe than any other music business conference. In 2011, more than 6,800 participants from 77 countries and 3,120 companies participated in MIDEM, which is now in its 46th year.
How can one get a grasp on the numerous offerings at MIDEM?
For starters, Billboard offers this guide to 12 points to watch at MIDEM in 2012, from a trans-Atlantic perspective, as compiled by senior editorial analyst Glenn Peoples in the United States and contributor Richard Smirke in the United Kingdom…
The New Power Trio: Bands, Brands and Revenue
In 2010, the US-based nonprofit Future of Music Coalition launched a multi-method, cross-genre research project to assess how US-based musicians’ revenue streams are changing in this new music landscape. On Visionary Monday, join project co-director Kristin Thomson for an exclusive preview of what FMC’s research findings tell us about musicians’ evolving relationship with sponsors and partners, and how some artists are leveraging their own brand to support their work and connect with fans. read more
On September 6, Future of Music Coalition launched a Money From Music — a groundbreaking new survey to determine how US-based musicians and composers are getting by in a changing landscape for music. What does a 21st-century artist revenue stream look like, and how has it changed over time? What are the similarities and differences between jazz artists, classical musicians, singer-songwriters and emcees? We really want to know. And you can help. read more
Washington, D.C.—National non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC), which focuses on education, research and advocacy for musicians, will soon close its ambitious Artist Revenue Streams survey. The survey can be taken at http://futureofmusic.org/ars until Friday, October 28, 2011.
The survey is one part of a multi-method research effort to assess how musicians and composers are currently generating income from their music, performances and brand, asking the question, “How do you make money from music?” read more
Since its birth in 2005, the nature of YouTube as a platform for (just) homegrown video has undergone some seismic shifts. The site is now home to more media than almost any online streaming platform. Cute kittens and The Beatles (OK, little kids singing The Beatles) are now only a single click away. read more