You may recall a blog post from back in October 2009, called The 29 Streams. In it, we attempted to enumerate all the possible revenue streams available to today’s musicians – from traditional CD sales to performance royalties to merchandise to synch licenses and more.
Why are we doing this?
FMC is also reviewing individual financial data from some of the musicians that we interview, with an understanding that any financial information is anonymous and not identifiable with any particular artist, band or label. While the in-person interviews will provide us with a rich set of information, actual financial data – Quicken/Quickbook reports, accounting and royalty statements – can help us to quantify the amount of revenue generated in different categories, and changes from year to year.
Ideal interview candidates
- Must be US citizen or permanent resident
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must have creative or technical credit on at least 6 commercially released tracks – physical or digital. Qualifying tracks can be on one album or on a combination of albums.