10:04am

Tue December 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today on Your Call: How are independent musicians making ends meet?

  

On today's Your Call, we'll talk about how the Internet continues to change the music economy. Because of services like Spotify, Pandora and YouTube, musicians are constantly looking for new ways to make a living. How do these services compensate musicians? As for touring, even musicians who have a solid fan base say it’s difficult to get the number of bookings they need to earn a living. So how are independent musicians surviving? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Count aka Michael Eldridge, San Francisco based musician, producer, engineer, and mixer. He is currently working on the documentary “UnSound”, examining how musicians and creators survive in the age of free.

Kristin Thomson, consultant for the nonprofit Future of Music Coalition. She is co-director of FMC's Artist Revenue Streams research project, a study examining how US-based musicians’ revenue streams are changing, and why.

Resources:

Artist Revenue Streams - Mythbusting: Data Driven Answers to Four Common Assumptions About How Musicians Make Money

Music Think Tank, Kristin Thomson - Value Added Streaming

Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Bittorrent’s Music Industry Team-up

Rolling Stone - New Economics of the Music Industry

Contra Costa Times - Jazz Mecca Returning to Bay Area?

UnSound Documentary

  

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