Musicians Making Money on YouTube

A New Way for Musicians to Make Money on YouTube - Businessweek: "Audiam is poised to benefit from music consumers’ shifting habits. “The writing is essentially on the wall for the download model,” he says, as fans switch from buying music on iTunes to streaming songs on such sites as Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube. That’s proving to be a lousy way for even successful artists to earn money. Plenty of striving musicians would welcome revenue from YouTube clicks. “There are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of independent composers and performers whose work does appear on sites like YouTube,” Sinnreich says."

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