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Wednesday, June 09, 2010


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Adric Antfarm

It's refreshing to hear a story about someone doing well in-world.

Ziki Questi

"$4800 a month, a pretty good living for an artist" ... Oh my, that's quite a statement, Ham!

But as Adric said, it's a good success story. I had often wondered how well SL musicians were faring.

brinda allen

yes...getting return business is where it gets harder. (And of course /me wonders if the IRS ever catches on...assuming he's subject to US law.)

Crap Mariner

Good for Craig.
Hopefully, good for all.



guy needs 2 adjust his av's guitar

Anya Ristow

Do the math.


MY jaw drops at this..and I am shaking my head........
*just a working SL/RL musician*

mj zaurak

wait.....headline says he earns $100-200 USD.....but the story says he earns 150-200 LINDEN DOLLARS.....and the math offers a weekly total of $4800 LINDENS - hmmm....don't know many who would consider earning $20USD (actually a little less) as a means of support or a success.
and noma has a point..."just a working SL/RL musician" down plays the time,energy and commitment required for both those jobs.....

Anya Ristow

zaurak, the story says he earns USD$100-$200 per gig, in Linden-dollar tips. So, he's reportedly earning 27,000-54,000 linden dollars in tips.

Now, if you know how many people are able to attend and how much, on average, each would have to tip, you realize this is highly unlikely. He'd be considered very successful if he made 1/5 of that.


actually the article doesn't say tips... it says $100-200 per show. with venue pay, tips, cd and mp3 sales, merch, donations, etc., there are 5 or 6 acts in sl making this much per show.

anyway, the article is really about how the sl music scene is picking up while the rest of the industry is falling. keep it up!


Hi I'm Belladonna Lemondrop .. SL musician ..
I have been playing live guitar in SL for about 1 year and would say $20 US per show is a good show for me. 100-200 US sounds crazy but who knows maybe the SL Gods will smile upon me and I will also make 100 -200 US per show one day.

come to one of my shows ..
https://www.google.com/calendar/[email protected]&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&gsessionid=OK

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