What Indie Artists Make from Digital Music Sales and Streaming

Ms. Keating is a successful indie cellist who has posted publicly how much money she makes from internet sales and streams. I hope everyone decides to buy more music after seeing the difference.

What’s interesting is the number of streams and how little they pay. From Spotify, Keating earned about $0.0044 per stream, whereas Spotify claims they pay “an average “per stream” payout to rights holders of between $0.006 and $0.0084.”

I would love to see if there are any other case studies out there from musicians comparing streaming services to iTunes and Amazon.

Also, no one should exclaim that Spotify Premium, at $10 a month, is too much money for unlimited music, at anytime, everywhere, for as long as you pay.