Case Study: Jazz Bandleader-Composer
Gross Revenue Time Series
This section reviews the overall gross revenue numbers for 2006-2011 for Jazz Bandleader. For more detail year by year, including definitions for each category, visit the appendix.
From 2006 – 2011, the majority of Jazz Bandleader’s income – 77.8% – came from live performances and tours in the US, Europe, Canada and South America. Composing work accounted for 11.8% of his income, which including mechanicals, PRO royalties, publisher advances, and sheet music licensing. It also included some significant grants and awards. Most of the grants were commissions for him to write new works for his own and other ensembles. He also recorded every year, and his income as a recording artist (advances, record royalties, and CD sales on the road) accounted for 7.3% of his overall income during this period. Other income streams in this time period included 1.8% from performances and recordings as a sideman, and 1.3% from teaching, speaking engagements and master classes. We will explore these in detail in the charts and tables that follow.
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