In this presentation I take a look at the music business from the perspective of the creative people working in it, the artists, songwriters and producers and how it works for them. After all that is where music comes from. I also highlight some case studies of what is working in alternative business models and […]
From Hypebot. It’s no secret that the amount of money artists are earning from recorded music is declining. But by how much? And as digital sales replace physical and streaming music gains traction do the numbers shift in the artist’s favor? Infographic created by David McCandless of Information Is Beautiful from a spreadsheet of data.
Here is a great info-graphic from the New York Times showing the relative performance of various music formats over the past 37 years. Unfortunately it does not show the impact of free music online. That would be an interesting addition to see how big file sharing and torrent downloads really are, relative to the physical […]
Artists will kick off about digital rights Several artists have already clashed with their labels over digital royalties – for example the Allman Brothers Band suing UMG – but expect more rumbles in 2009. Not least because artists are potentially getting stiffed when it comes to the raft of new deals being signed by labels […]