Sunday, July 7, 2013

How Artists Get Paid

If you ever wondered how an artist gets paid from an online sale or broadcast, here's a great infographic from the Future Of Music Coalition that shows just about every scenario.

The thing to watch is how many steps in each case that it takes for the royalty payout to make it back to the artist or songwriter.

What might not be obvious on the chart is that anything in red has to do with the copyright of the song, and anything in yellow is the sound recording.


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