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Future of Music Coalition releases five artist case studies


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The US-based Future of Music Coalition has been running a project called Artist Revenue Streams (ARS for short) to dig into how modern musicians are making their money. As part of that, FMC has published five case studies of individual, unnamed artists: a jazz bandleader/composer, an indie rock composer/performer, a jazz sideman/bandleader, a professional orchestre player and a contemporary chamber ensemble. The case studies are based on 4-12 years of accounting data provided by the musicians, breaking down their music income and comparing it to their expenses. There is plenty of detail to explore via the link below, but key findings include the importance of performance as a revenue stream, as well as its spin-off benefits like selling CDs on the road.

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