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Jason Tate 10/08/12 10:13 AM

Have We Really Lost 41% of Our Musicians?
 
Ars Technica fact checks the RIAA claim that we lost 41% of musicians.
From the BlogBut the second part of RIAA's response is spot on. Both the RIAA and I could be right. More likely: we could both be wrong. It would be irresponsible for me to conclude that, based on my earlier mentioned OES figures and personal calculations, the US has seen a decline in musicians and singers of "only" 8.4 percent. Equally dubious is the assertion that the drop came to 41 percent, "according to BLS data"ónot to mention the corollary assertion that the fall, whatever the percentage, can be clearly linked to illegal downloads.

Holly HoX! 10/08/12 10:23 AM

Interesting

guitarguy211 10/08/12 10:35 AM

Probably pretty spot on. It's getting harder and harder to make a career out of recording and playing music.

mattyrocks 10/08/12 10:55 AM

maybe

maybe not

daftpunker45 10/08/12 11:08 AM

Just because it's harder to make a career out of it doesn't mean 41% is just tossing in the towel.

imposs1ble 10/08/12 11:33 AM

These are the long term effects of guitar hero.

icynova 10/08/12 11:35 AM

Good. That 41% sucked anyway.

On the other hand though, how does this balance out though that in the Indie/Warped/Punk scene alone (however you want to categorize it) there's been an explosion of the number of full-time touring bands/kids identifying themselves as musicians since 1999? Weird.

HarryPotter 10/08/12 11:51 AM

A psuedo communicatory explanatory letter. Like that

rawesome 10/08/12 01:11 PM

An industry operating on a model created in the early half of the 20th Century that has barely adapted to modern technology and consumer demands is struggling in a lackluster economy? How interesting...

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Originally Posted by icynova (Post 113961142)
Good. That 41% sucked anyway.

On the other hand though, how does this balance out though that in the Indie/Warped/Punk scene alone (however you want to categorize it) there's been an explosion of the number of full-time touring bands/kids identifying themselves as musicians since 1999? Weird.


And this.

joeag1985 10/08/12 01:33 PM

Sum 41 saw this coming.

Kelly Doherty 10/08/12 02:49 PM

Because they know ALL of the bands in the world.. Every last one of them. Silly statistics for the sake of statistics.

ibanez966 10/08/12 03:08 PM

It seems like nobody in here actually read the article.

calciumwaste 10/08/12 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Kelly Doherty (Post 113969902)
Because they know ALL of the bands in the world.. Every last one of them. Silly statistics for the sake of statistics.

They know about every person in the US who lists their career as a musician on their tax returns...

eriatarka24 10/08/12 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by calciumwaste (Post 113974382)
They know about every person in the US who lists their career as a musician on their tax returns...

ahhhh

SuNDaYSTaR 10/09/12 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by joeag1985 (Post 113966452)
Sum 41 saw this coming.

I lol'd.