Norwegian School of Management students Anders Sørbo and Richard Bjerkøe recently published a thorough look at the impact the digitization (and inherent piracy) of music has had on the incomes of artists in Norway. The results are very interesting.
[pullquote]In the same period when the overall revenues of the industry grew by only 4%, the revenue for artists alone more than doubled with an increase of 114%. After an inflation adjustment, artist revenue went up from 255 million in 1999 to 545 million kronor in 2009.[/pullquote]