A Stream on Apple Music Pays Songwriters And Publishers 33% More Than A Stream On Spotify

1/3All streaming music services are not created equal, at least when its comes to payments. A myriad of advances to major labels, fine print and legal trickery makes it impossible to declare one service more artist friendly than another. But occasionally something emerges that sheds a bit of light.


image from star.spsk12.netMost streaming music services pay 10.5% of total revenues to U.S. publishers and publishing rights holders.


Apple Music pays 13.5%.

Therefore, each stream on Apple Music pays 33% more in publishing royalties than most other streaming music services.

via Chris Robley of CD Baby


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  1. This wouldn’t surprise me based on actual pay-outs, although I don’t have numbers from AM yet. But, to be sure, I seem to make around $.006 from Spotify streams and around a full cent from Google Play streams. Of course, all this is subject to monthly change but the fluctuations seem relatively small so far.

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