32 façons pour un artiste de faire de l’argent

Publié le lundi 7 février 2011

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Le Blog Digital Music News (en anglais) relaye et détaille 32 façons de faire de l’argent pour un artiste, un dossier réalisé par le Future of Music Coalition, structure qui conduit (entre autre) une étude sur les artistes et les flux de revenus les plus lucratifs aux EUA.

Un article sur le site du Future of Music Coalition abordait les 29 flux de revenus pour les artistes. Le blog Digital Music News relaye cette information et s’interroge sur les canaux de revenus qui rapportent des revenus décents.
Certains sont tout à fait évidents (vente de disques au détail, en ligne, avances, droits voisins...), d’autres plus discutables (publicité depuis le site de l’artiste, tour support). Néanmoins, l’exercice est intéressant car tout artiste se posera légitimement la question de savoir quelles sont les sources de revenus auxquelles il n’a pas forcément pensé.
Cocorico cependant : il suffit de lire le dossier Musicien portrait d’une profession pour s’apercevoir que cette logique d’énumération des revenus possibles avait déjà été faite... en 2007 par l’Irma à l’occasion de la sortie de Profession Artiste (L’origine des revenus du musicien).


32 Different Ways Artists Can Make Money...

But which ones are really producing serious revenues ? Here 32 different possible possible revenue streams for artists, as compiled by the Future of Music Coalition (FMC). The group is currently conducting a survey of musicians to figure out which streams are working the best.

A. If you are a composer or songwriter, here are possible revenue streams from your musical compositions...

32 façons pour un artiste de faire de l'argent 1. Retail sales : Mechanical royalties from physical sales of recordings of your songs at stores, concerts or via mail order.
- 2. Digital sales : Mechanical royalties from digital sales via online services (CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, MySpace Music)
- 3. Sheet music sales.
- 4. PRO Royalties : Royalties for the public performance of your work (airplay on radio, TV, movies, jukeboxes, live performance and foreign royalties, and home recording and foreign levy payments) as distributed to you by ASCAP/BMI/SESAC.
- 5. Advances from publishing companies during a publishing deal.
- 6. Payments from publishers for litigation settlements.
- 7. Commissions for works.

B. If you are a performer (think Patsy Cline), possible revenue from sound recordings...

- 8. Digital performance royalties : Royalties for the digital performance of your recordings — airplay on satellite radio, webcast stations, cable TV stations — distributed to you by SoundExchange.
- 9. Advances from record labels that are not just reimbursement of recording or touring expenses.
- 10. Label payments for tour support or recording expenses.
- 11. Payments from labels for litigation settlements.
- 12. AARC royalties : collected for digital recording of your songs, foreign private copying levies, and foreign record rental royalties, distributed to US artists by AARC.
- 13. AFM Payments (TV, Film) : Payments from the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund to performers on recordings used in TV and other secondary uses.
- 14. AFM Payments (Recordings) : Sound Recording Special Payments Fund to performers for the sales of recorded music
- 15. AFM/AFTRA Payments : Payments from the AFM/AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund (distributes recording and performance royalties to the non-featured artists)

C. Possible revenue from licensing your musical composition or your sound recording...

- 16. Ringtone Sales : Mechanical revenue from ringtone sales
- 17. Synch Licenses : Synchronization royalties based on master rights licensing your song to TV/movies/video games/commercials
- 18. Sampling Licenses : Licensing fees from other musicians sampling your songs.

D. If you’re a performer, possible revenue from live performances...

- 19. Touring and shows : compensation for playing live shows or performances, including busking.

E. Revenue from a performer’s brand...

- 20. Merchandise sales : t-shirts, posters, etc.
- 21. Sponsorship : of tour or of a band/artist.
- 22. Direct financial support from fans/patrons.
- 23. Ad revenue or other miscellaneous income from your website properties (click-throughs, commissions on Amazon sales, etc.)
- 24. Acting in television, movies, commercials.
- 25. Product endorsements.
- 26. Other licensing of your persona (to video games, comic books, etc.)

F. Revenue from an artist’s knowledge of the craft...

- 27. Work for hire/hired as a studio or live musician or composer
- 28. Work as a music teacher
- 29. AFM/AFTRA session payments : Session payments for recording sessions, TV appearances, and performances flowing from synch licenses
- 30. Producer : income from producing or music direction

G. Other ways a musicians’ work can be funded :

- 31. Government grants.
- 32. Nonprofit/foundation grants.

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