How many of you have heard this — or something like it — before? These comments are all gleaned from just one recent article in CNET.
“Artists don’t get payed for their songs anyway. The only real money they make is through merchandise and concerts. I can bet you that the vast majority of album sales go to the record labels. At this point in time, record labels are middlemen, and are no longer required in this internet-run world.”
“What a joke. Lime wire was great :-( Most music today is created by hacks. If music is good, people will pay money to support their band. But most bands are a joke and just greedy. Personally I think the loss of Lime Wire is a loss for all of us. But it just means people will find another way to get free music as we all do.”
“I don’t see a big deal. these artists already make millions! and lets not get started with how much cash record companies are rolling in.”
Are your songs being streamed on Pandora? Have you ever performed music on TV? Do you know about ASCAPlus, BMI Live or AARC royalties? Whether you’re a songwriter, performer or musician, there are pockets of money out there that you may be able to access. During this panel, learn more about the range of revenue streams available to musicians and composers, from the obvious to the more obscure. read more
The Future of Music Coalition recently began conducting a survey called “How Do You Make Money From Music?” It aims to find out all the ways an artist can earn a living - from concerts to publishing and more. Jean Cook, director of programs at the Coalition, joins us to explain.
Picture a jazz musician. Perhaps he’s sharply dressed, standing in a dark corner of a restaurant, a small but appreciative audience looking on. He seems to be lost in the moment; wrapped up in a passionate solo, his eyes are closed in intense concentration. For over an hour, he is thinking of nothing more than emoting into his instrument with all the present force of his conscious being.
You may pause to ask yourself: Is this really his job? […]
Let’s talk about money. How do you make your money? For real?
Is it from performance fees, teaching, arts admin, commissions, grants, mechanical royalties? merch? sheet music sales? record label advance? or a day job at (fill in the blank)? Are there other ways you can make money from your art that fit organically with your vision and skills? Or do you want a well paid non-art job that gives you the freedom and brain space to create your art independently?
KNOWLEDGEISPOWER. Empower your self with knowledge. And then act on it strategically. […]
In the US today, 6th September 2011, a non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC), which focuses on education, research and advocacy for musicians, launched the next phase of its ambitious Artist Revenue Streams project with a detailed online survey for musicians and composers.
The national non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC), which focuses on education, research and advocacy for musicians, will soon launch the next phase of its Artist Revenue Streams project with a detailed online survey for musicians and composers. 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, and whether this has changed over the past 10 years.
Washington, D.C.—National non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC), which focuses on education, research and advocacy for musicians, will soon launch the next phase of its ambitious Artist Revenue Streams project with a detailed online survey for musicians and composers.