Put more simply, your music, by itself, isn’t worth much. It’s when put into context, when it becomes part of your fan’s enjoyable experience, that it becomes valuable. That can mean someone buying 2 CDs, a t-shirt and a poster at the merch table, or it can mean someone buying one track for $1.29 on iTunes.
This is a brilliant article about the similarities between the perceived value and the real value of music to a work of art seen in a gallery or in Ikea.
Well worth the read… What do you think about it?