Stats on streaming
How much do musicians earn online? Well, while unsigned artists hold on to the majority of income when they sell their stuff via the Internet, their signed counterparts obviously get to lean heavily on record companies’ marketing power, which is what’s required to achieve more plays on streaming services… and to get more cash, according to the Selling Out infographic from Information is Beautiful.
And how does ‘cheap’ Spotify stack up against Jay-Z’s premium, hi-res Tidal service. Spotify pays less than Tidal each time a track is played, but Spotify has far more users. So it’s more likely that someone will play the song in the first place.