May 03, 2004
Not in Our Name: Musicians tell Pew Study lawsuits aren't for them
In the mix of songwriters and musicians surveyed by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, most don't think the recording industry's lawsuits in their name actually benefit artists.
Some 60% of those in the sample say they do not think the Recording Industry Association of America’s suits against online music swappers will benefit musicians and songwriters. Those who earn the majority of their income from music are more inclined than “starving musicians” to back the RIAA, but even those very committed musicians do not believe the RIAA campaign will help them. Some 42% of those who earn most of their income from their music do not think the RIAA legal efforts will help them, while 35% think those legal challenges will ultimately benefit them.Report (PDF) Posted by Wendy at May 03, 2004 08:54 AM | TrackBack