DOES STREAMING PAY?
How much does Streaming pay?
The actual amount you get paid per stream will vary
greatly depending on the Streaming service, whether the listener who
streamed the song was a paid subscriber or a free subscriber, any
agreements in place between the Streaming service and Record Labels that
may affect the payout pool, the country the listener was from, and most
importantly, the amount of the payout pool compared to the the total
number of streams on the particular streaming platform. The following
pay for streaming estimates are based on compiled user
supplied data. We cannot guarantee the numbers and only offer them as
our best estimate.
On Spotify for 2020, the top 100 songs had over one billion streams each. That would pay the artist approx from 2.22 million to 5 million dollars.
On Youtube there is a very long list of Artists who had billions of plays for 2020. That would represent a payment to the Artist of approx. $280,000. to
9.48 million dollars.
How do you get your music on streaming services?
How do you get your music on streaming platforms you ask? You require the services of a Digital Music Aggregator, also called a Digital Music Distributor. The Music Aggregator will digitize your songs and submit them to the various Music Streaming Services and Music Streaming Stores. Most of the stores will allow people to stream your songs and / or purchase your music tracks. The money they pay per stream or download is paid to your Digital Music Distributor, on your behalf. There is a fairly large list of Music Distributors / Aggregators out there now. All of the Aggregators have different pricing formulas that they charge you for the legwork they do to collect your song streaming royalties. We have assembled a good list of them on our distribution page on this website.
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