Sobering Stuff: How Much Does an Artist Make from Streaming?

Answer:  Not much.

If a song is streamed through Apple’s iTunes match, the artist earns $0.0033052679771.  Spotify, on the other hand, pays a whopping $0.00966947678815 each time.

There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that we’re moving towards a streaming and subscription-based world when it comes to accessing music.  But with revenues like this, we’re going to see a massive, massive change in the way artists, publishers and labels do business. 

Read more at The Next Web.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Sobering Stuff: How Much Does an Artist Make from Streaming?

  • Oh if only we all paid $20 for CD's again then these artists would make…not much more.


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