Ep. 97: What are NFTs and what do they mean for the world of music, musicians, and fans? with Ari Herstand
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are virtual original art, just as bitcoin is virtual currency. Musicians have made millions in recent NFT sales, and unlike most revenue streams, an artist’s NFT sales potential is not necessarily tied to the size of their fan base. What exactly are these collectibles-of-the-future, and why should they matter to musicians and their fans?
Ep. 80: How do Rihanna and other artists get paid for their concerts or recorded performances? With Songtrust’s Anna Bond
Performing artists are often the ones with the big name and face recognition, like Rihanna; but if someone else wrote the songs they’re singing, they’re not earning publishing royalties from their own performances. So how do these artists get paid for their performances? We discuss performing artists’ various revenue streams, and how they are evolving in a pandemic.