How Much does an Artist Make?

WRITTEN BY: LIZ HUNTER

Like every other music streaming outlet, when it comes to how artists get paid for plays, it all comes down to the contract they have with the company.

According to The Verge, no tall the money is going straight to the artist. In fact, not all artists get the same cut of Spotify revenue either, it all depends on the contract with the label. “Some musicians might only recoup 15 to 20 percent of the streaming revenue they brought in,” The Verge says. Other factors like the country in which a song was streamed, and the currency value in that country, also come into play when it comes down to an artists’ revenue. Still, Spotify admits the average “per stream” payout to rights holders lands somewhere between $0.006 and $0.0084.

SOURCES:
http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/7/9861372/spotify-year-in-review-artist-payment-royalties
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2 thoughts on “How Much does an Artist Make?

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  1. Very interesting topic, it raises the question of the worth spotify really has for independent artist. Is it worth it for the artist to use spotify?

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  2. Wow, I was not aware of this. This may be good for Spotify users, because it’s a cheap alternative, but is it fair to the artists?

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