Musicians will actually receive a 25 percent increase in hourly rates over three years with the musicians having more time to perform at other venues.

Thanks to Ms. Elrod for pointing out that a reduction in pay of $9560 is actually a 25 percent increase over three years. I wouldn't have known.


So it looks like a healthy market for downloads, accessibility, and audience growth is balanced by downward pressure for many of those that do the actual work creating the musical product that is becoming so popular.

Good times or bad times?