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.
How much does Spotify pay per stream? From $.00222 to $.005 per stream
which would equal $222. to $500. per 100,000 streams.
Can you make a million dollars from streaming your Music on Spotify?
Spotify paid 870 recording Artists, over one million dollars, in 2020, for recording and publishing royalties. That is up from 730 Artists in 2019 who were paid $1,000,000. and almost double the number of 450 Artists who were paid over one million dollars in 2017.
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.
The top 1,000 Artists on Spotify have over one billion listens monthly.
The top 1,000 tracks on Spotify, globally had over 10 Billion all time streams.
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 for their Youtube streams.
How much did Spotify pay Artists for streaming in 2020
870 Artists were paid over $1,000,000. in 2020, for recording and publishing royalties. That is up from 730 Artists paid one million dollars in 2019 versus 450 Musical Artists who were paid the big million in 2017.
1,820 Artists were paid over $500,000. in 2020, for recording and publishing royalties. That is up from 1,530 Musicians / Artists in 2019 who were paid half a million dollars and almost double the number of 950 Artists who were paid a cool half a mil in 2017.
7,800 Artists were paid $100,000. or more in 2020 vs 6,700 Artists in 2019 vs 4,200 Artists paid $100,000. or more in 2017.
13,400 Artists were paid $50,000. or more in 2020 vs 11,300 Artists in 2019 vs 7,300 Artists paid $50,000. or more in 2017.
42,000 recording Artists have generated recording and publishing royalties of over $10,000. in 2020. That is up from 34,700 Artists in 2019 and almost double the number in 2017 which was 22,900 Artists.
67,200 Artists on Spotify were paid $5,000. or more in 2020 vs 53,500 Artists in 2019 vs. 35,600 Artists in 2017
Over 184,000 recording Artists generated recording and publishing royalties that totalled over $1,000. in 2020. That is up from 138,300 Artists in 2019, and over double the 89,700 Artists number in 2017.
207,000 songs were streamed over a million times in 2020 alone.
In 2020 1.2 million Musicians / Artists had over 1,000 listeners.
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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