What Digital Royalties Look Like: Infographic

Information is Beautiful created this great infographic which shows how little musicians make from digital royalties in comparison to real album sales.

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Recently, the UK government passed The Digital Economy Act which included many, perhaps draconian, measures to combat online music piracy (including withdrawing broadband access for persistent pirates).

Much was proclaimed about how these new laws would protect musicians and artists revenue and livelihoods.

This image is based on an excellent post at The Cynical Musician called The Paradise That Should Have Been about pitiful digital royalties.

Read the entire article at Information is Beautiful.

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