Future of Music Coalition has conducted an earnings survey among US composers and musicians and followed it up with detailed financial case studies.
They arrived at the conclusion that there are 42 ways that musicians are augmenting their income, including ringtone revenue (big for Boccherini), ‘neighboring rights royalties’ (is that the people next door paying you to let them sleep?) and ‘composing original works for broadcast’ (not much money there).
That’s 42 ways to feed the family.
Then they found three more. Read the full 45 here.