Tuesday, November 9
Do You Earn A Living From Your Music ?
There's been a lot of discussion this week on the 'new music business' websites about a claim that there are only 30,000 artists making a living from their music.
You can read more on Digital Music News - HERE, and on Hypebot - HERE
A lot of the discussion has revolved around what constitutes 'making a living' and how much income that actually is. There's also talk about the costs of recording and distribution going down while the costs of marketing are going up. Then of course there's questions about whether this number is accurate and if this is for individual artists or bands.
We figure it's our turn to join the conversation and more importantly YOUR turn to join the conversation, so head to the comments below and let us know;
Do you make a living from your music ?
Does the money come from selling records, gigging, merch sales, licensing, publishing ?
Any other interesting ways to earn a dollar as a musician ?
Is music a hobby, fun on the weekend or supplementary income ?
Do you make music just because you love it and you have to ?
How much money or time do you spend on marketing ?
Thanks for joining the conversation
-The Jango Juggler