I don’t get your math. How come the composers are earning less than the performers?
About this bit: “Links may generate traffic which, can generate currency but, for whom?”, it never matters who else is earning money off your work. The only thing that ever matters is how much *you* are earning. So if you’re making a bit of money off of linkbacks but linkers are earning even more, well, you would have earning nothing at all without them.
About the Writer’s Guild strike, a couple rank and file members that I chatted with last night were a lot more focused on the internet than on DVDs. But IMO it’s too soon for them to negotiate over internet rights, given that the business of presenting the kind of big budget mersh stuff they do is so immature. DVDs are where they really stand to make or lose money.