[LINK] Musicians 'upbeat' about the net
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Mon Dec 6 10:53:00 EST 2004
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Musicians are embracing the internet as a way of reaching new fans and
selling more music, a survey has found.
The study by US researchers, Pew Internet, suggests musicians do not
agree with the tactics adopted by the music industry against
..."Even successful artists don't think the lawsuits will benefit
musicians," said report author Mary Madden.
For part of the study, Pew Internet conducted an online survey of 2,755
musicians, songwriters and music publishers via musician membership
organisations between March and April 2004.
..."We looked at more of the independent musicians, rather than the
rockstars of this industry but that reflects more accurately the state
of the music industry," Ms Madden told the BBC News website.
"We always hear the views of successful artists like the Britneys of
the world but the less successful artists rarely get represented."
...Almost all of them used the net for ideas and inspiration, with nine
out of 10 going online to promote, advertise and post their music on
...Independent musicians, in particular, saw the internet as a way to
get around the need to land a record contract and reach fans directly.
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