When we interviewed Kristin Thomson back in October, the Future of Music Coalition was in the midst of a landmark research project designed to illuminate just how musicians make their livings in the 21st century. The earliest of those results have started to be published at money.futureofmusic.org, but Kristin Thomson and Erin Mckeown were kind enough to give us a walk through of some of their findings this morning.
It’s imperative to mention that FMC decided it was more beneficial to post their findings in a series of articles, graphs and charts grouped by category on their site rather than release one 300 page document. A few minutes on their site and you’ll agree with their decision; everything is conveniently laid out, and navigating the results is much easier and more intuitive.[…]