Grant Will Allow Future Of Music Coalition To Study New Revenue Streams For Artists
February 1, 2011 at 6:13 AM (PT)
THE FUTURE OF MUSIC COALITION (FMC) has received a grant from THE DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION and YOUTUBE to study new ways artists are generating revenue. The FMC is working with the PEW RESEARCH CENTER on the project.
Wrote FMC on their blog, "Clearly, there have been changes in the music distribution landscape in the past decade. Many observers have characterized these structural changes to the music business as positive improvements for musicians, particularly when compared with the music industry of yore. While it's true that musicians' access to the marketplace has greatly improved, there has been no systematic attempt to understand if and how artists’ ability to generate revenue based on their creative work has changed in this new environment.
"We wanted to go beyond speculation and try to figure out how musicians in many genres are making a living in today’s marketplace.
"This is why we have launched an Artist Revenue Streams (ARS) project, a multi-method research initiative to assess if and how musicians’ revenue streams are changing in this new music landscape."
Learn more here.