Musicians can’t make a living

A few music related blogs have posted the video above. Basically it states what most musicians know or are in the process of finding out: It’s very hard to make a living in the music business. I still make a percent of my total income from music but it’s largely from live performances and legacy hit records. That said, I would never stop making music because I love it and what it does for me other than buy me material goods. I also suspect that although the industry is in an all time lull profits will rise for those dedicated and talented.

“Topspin CEO Ian Rogers, captured at New Noise Santa Barbara, notes that only 25-30,000 musicians are actually making a living through their music.” – sonicstate.com

For more info: digitalmusicnews

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 9, 2010 at 6:45 am, filed under business and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Music for profit and fame?

Bathroom Wall

True and totally applies to making music these days. What do you think? Do you make music for profit and fame or just “because”? I guess getting girls is far more important than cash and crowds. Ah never mind it’s all the same thing.

“i am 97.2% certain this is written on a bathroom wall somewhere in every single city in the world. …and i kinda love that, in the lamest of ways.” – Fernando

via filthyphil

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on October 19, 2009 at 4:53 pm, filed under political and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.