artists & the internet

“Artists, Musicians and the Internet: They have embraced the internet as a tool that helps them create, promote, and sell their work. However, they are divided about the impact and importance of free file-sharing and other copyright issues.” This is from the first large-scale surveys done by PEW Internet and American Life Project. It is interesting evidence of the importance of the internet, though it mostly focuses on musicians.
Thanks to Lenny at DC Art News and today’s Arts Journal.
UPDATE: PEW surveys on blogging made the news today at SocalTECH, CoolTechZone and Mediapost.(via GoogleNews)

January 4, 2005 in Being an Artist, Blogging by Marja-Leena