With the continuing changes happening in the music industry, it is crucial for us to know what is happening right now and use that information to develop a game plan for going forward.  With this in mind, I have discovered a survey that focuses on the musicians and how they are earning their income.  It would be worth your time to take a few minutes out of your day to help gather this crucial information.

Cary Crichlow, Senior Producer and Engineer
RCR Recording Studios

The full article can be found here: http://futureofmusic.org/blog/2011/09/07/survey-says-future-music-coalition-seeks-earning-data-musicians-and-composers

Future of Music Coalition is urging musicians and composers of all types — from session players to songwriters, from self-released rockers to major label stars — to participate in the online survey that will be available nationwide in September – October 2011.  Given the crazy configuration of the music industry, this survey isn’t meant for the faint-hearted — it asks questions about specific revenue streams, and why your earnings may have increased or decreased over the past five years. But have no fear: all participants are anonymous. The data will be compiled and analyzed, and delivered back to musicians and music fans to help us all better understand the complex nature of being a creator in the 21st century.

Do your part and contribute to the project. Take the survey here. http://futureofmusic.org/ars.