Results indicate most US artists and musicians now embrace the online medium as a means of marketing and displaying work, despite the potential for piracy and copyright violation. Among the findings were:
> 32 million Americans consider themselves artists and about 10 million of them get some kind of compensation for their creations and performances.
> They want control over their creations, but most do not say Internet piracy is a big threat.
> Online artists are also active consumers of media content online.
See more findings at Gerd Leonhard’s blog, The Future of Music, Media, & Entertainment. (Survey by Pew Internet & American Life Project, “Artists, Musicians, and the Internet.” Thanks to Gerd for pointing it out.)