Music Business

Free streaming royalty calculator estimates what any artist earns

A new streaming royalty calculator is designed to estimate what an artist earns from music streaming.

Created by engineer Gabi Ferraté of BMAT Music Innovators, the music Royalties Calculator hopes to bring transparency to a very confusing space.

The calculator takes the number of Spotify listeners for any artist, and calculates the estimated royalties based on the price-per-stream rates from this estimate from Soundcharts.

Contractual obligations, song splits, and many other factors determine the size of the final check that makes into the artist’s account, but this calculator is an interesting place to start.

Try the calculator by typing in any artist’s name here.

Bruce Houghton is Founder and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and serves as a Senior Advisor to Bandsintown which acquired both publications in 2019. He is the Founder and President of the Skyline Artists Agency and a professor for the Berklee College Of Music.

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