Just how many revenue streams are there for musicians? As both the genesis of this project and a framework for the research, FMC compiled a detailed list of 42 45 revenue streams available to US-based composers and musicians based on their compositions, sound recordings, performance, brand, or knowledge of craft.
We have amassed huge amount of qualitative and quantitative data that we have collected through in-person interviews, a large-scale online survey completed by over 5,300 US-based musicians and composers, and financial case studies that examine the actual income and expenses of working musicians over time. Instead of issuing one enormous report, we have been examining the data through various lenses.
We have presented our findings at dozens of industry and academic conferences in 2012 and 2013, including MIDEM, NARM, FMC's Policy Summit, San Fran Music Tech, Arts Presenters, Chamber Music America, Jazz Educators' Network, MEIEA, and more.