Remember when we told you about that ambitious, groundbreaking survey on musicians’ revenue streams? Well, we’ve got all the data, and we’re now in the process of making it available via unique presentations that highlight specific areas of our research. Through ths ongoing effort, we hope to shed light on the large, diverse, and specialized group of folks that are musicians. read more
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.
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…
Washington, DC—On Monday, January 30, Future of Music Coalition (FMC) will provide an exclusive first look at some of the findings from its groundbreaking Artist Revenue Streams research project (ARS). As part of MIDEM’s Visionary Monday, the presentation will outline key discoveries regarding the revenue streams connected with an artist’s brand.
As we enter the last few weeks of 2011, most people are thinking about last minute gifts, or googling the ingredients for spiced rum punch. Well, we here at FMC are always thinking about the future — it’s in our name! — so we wanted to highlight a few events coming up in early 2012. 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
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.”