Do Music Artists Fare Better in a World With Illegal File-Sharing?

Fascinating data assembled by The Times Online, indicating that music artists are making more money in the post-file-sharing era than before, because of a big jump in live performance revenue. The only group that is making less revenue is the record labels.

(Terrible choices on the chart colors, though. Almost impossible to discern the different shades of blue. Update: Reader Chris Moore put this clarified version up on Skitch.)

Friday, 13 November 2009