Zoë Keating reveals her latest per-stream payouts data
Zoë Keating has become the go-to artist for raw data on streaming payouts to musicians: because she’s fully independent with a distribution deal that gives her 100% of her recorded-music royalties. Her streaming numbers...
January 13, 2020
Zoë Keating reveals her Spotify payouts for 2018
Canadian cellist and composer Zoe Keating has made a habit of publishing details of her income from digital-music services: for example in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Now she has shared some more data on her 2018 earnings, albeit...
December 18, 2018
YouTube’s per-stream music payouts have halved – report
Here’s some more ammunition for the ‘value gap’ debate: a report from Midia Research claiming that the effective per-stream payouts from YouTube to music rightsholders halved in 2015.
July 13, 2016
Google Play may now be doing double the App Store’s downloads
Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has been looking at the latest stats published by Google and Apple about their respective app stores: Google’s latest stat of $7bn of developer payouts and 50bn app downloads in the...
June 16, 2015
Zoe Keating publishes her Spotify payouts again
“It’s been a while & a journalist asked, so I put my latest Spotify royalty payments online: Jan 2013 to May 2015,” tweeted musician Zoe Keating last night, with a link to her latest Google Doc listing her streaming...
May 22, 2015
Pandora set for court battle with BMI over payouts
With songwriter royalties such a talking point at the Grammys, what better time for a high-profile court battle over Pandora’s payments to licensing agency BMI? Pandora might not agree, of course. The trial starts tomorrow (Tuesday...
February 9, 2015
Time’s Spotify calculator misses one big point
“See How Much Every Top Artist Makes on Spotify” reads the headline to Time’s latest article about the streaming service. Well, no. “One central mystery in the drama: just how much do artists make...
November 21, 2014
Patreon now paying out $1m a month to creators
Continuous crowdfunding service Patreon just hit a new milestone: $1m of payouts every month to the musicians, YouTubers and other creators raising money from their fans using its site. “It confirms a massive cultural shift...
November 21, 2014
YouTube says it has paid out $1bn through Content ID system
YouTube has announced a new milestone: $1bn paid out to copyright holders via its Content ID feature, which helps them identify user-generated videos using their content and make money from ads around them. YouTube says that...
October 15, 2014
Aimee Mann: ‘Artists don’t make money from Spotify’
Spotify was in the headlines again yesterday after criticism from an artist. This time it's Aimee Mann putting the boot in to the streaming service's payouts.
January 25, 2013
How do Spotify’s per-play per-listener payouts compare to UK radio?
Economist David Touve has been crunching data from PPL and the BBC, as well as RAJAR estimates of UK radio listening audiences, to calculate the 'spin value' of a track played on UK radio, compared to the payouts artists...
December 11, 2012
SoundExchange payouts top $204.4m for first half of 2012
US performance rights body SoundExchange says it paid out $204.4m in digital royalties to artists and labels in the first half of 2012: $108.6m in Q1 and $95.8m in Q2, making them the two biggest quarterly distributions in...
August 24, 2012