Record Math

dollars-and-recordVinyl is on the upsurge, so we thought it worth resurrecting this lamentable dissection of music biz economics, courtesy of techdirt.com and theroot.com. Pop artists, read it and weep! The report suggests that “for every $1,000 sold, the average musician gets $23.40,” of which they often see zero after the labels recoup their expenses. Talk about starving for your art.

Global research firm IFPI runs the numbers from the record company perspective.

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