Today is the last day to participate in The Future of Music Coalition's Artist Revenue Streams research survey "How Do You Make Money From Music?" If you're a working musician or composer, 18 or over, based in the U.S., no matter the genre, it's important that you participate. (Do it now!) Here's what Hyepbot's Clyde Smith wrote back on day that the survey launched:
Artist Revenue Streams is an ongoing research project to identify the sources of revenue for today's working artists and musicians. The survey, linked from the Artist Revenue Streams site, is one aspect of a multi-method approach that also includes interviews and study of financial records.
"By participating in this survey, musicians are taking part in something much bigger than simply providing data; they are helping us take a critical first step in understanding the complex nature of being a musician or composer in the digital age."
John Simson, former Executive Director of SoundExchange and Partner Development for FMC's project, states:
"This research will give recording artists, composers and their representatives empirical data that could influence policies that have significant financial impact...As the methods of revenue generation shift, it is important that we collect this survey data to show policymakers how our industry is affected."
Ideally, the results of the study will be useful at multiple levels, from musicians evaluating their career options to policymakers sorting out the current state of the industry based on solid data.
Get involved now here.
Hypebot contributor Clyde Smith is a freelance writer and blogger. He is currently relaunching Flux Research to pursue his long-standing obsession with web business models. To suggest music services and related topics for review at Hypebot, please contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.