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BRITAIN’S MUSICIANS AREN’T EXACTLY LIVING THE HIGH LIFE…


Digital Music News:

According to the UK-based Musicians’ Union, 87 percent ofmember artists are making less than 16,000 pounds ($25,530) pounds a year. The figure was actually relayed to Digital Music News by British licensing agency PPL, after we reported Songkick data showing that less than 30,000 artists are actually earning a sustainable living. The Musicians’ Union represents about 30,000 musicians across a variety of negotiations, as well as a variety of other services…

But wait, it gets worse. According to more stats we uncovered, it turns out that 90 percent of PRS for Music members are earning less than £5,000 a year, or roughly $8,000. PRS handles royalties for songwriters and publishers, and often finds itself defending against accusations of unfair licensing demands on small businesses, startups, and just recently, Google. (via the daily swarm)