Last week, Google Play executive Tim Quirk strongly asserted that ‘music cannot be devalued‘ at the Future of Music Summit in Washington, DC. Now, it turns out that a survey conducted by the Future of Music Coalition itself finds that most musicians actually agree with that sentiment.
The breakdowns speak volumes, however. The minority that feel that their music has been devalued skew more heavily towards songwriting and recording revenues, and were making a lot more money before (see above). The group that disagrees is more diversified, and came into the picture with far less revenue to begin with.