US-based orchestras have a rich history of making sound recordings of classical repertoire. Have you ever wondered if and how the performers are paid when those sound recordings are sold?
This question came up while we were working on a case study of a young professional orchestra player as part of our Artist Revenue Streams project. While categorizing his income streams, we realized we didn’t know how sound recording revenue flowed back to performers. Was it a profit split with all current members? What about the money generated from legacy recordings that are still sold? read more