Fairness Rocks News Spotify Executive Calls Artist ‘Entitled’ for Requesting Payment of One Penny Per Stream


Fairness Rocks News Spotify Executive Calls Artist ‘Entitled’ for Requesting Payment of One Penny Per Stream

Home Industry News Spotify Executive Calls Artist ‘Entitled’ for Requesting Payment of One Penny Per Stream

Author: Paul Resnikoff

Date: June 29, 2021

Original Source: Digital Music News

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Spotify Executive Calls Artist ‘Entitled’ for Requesting Payment of One Penny Per Stream

We’ve been covering artist efforts to increase their Spotify streaming royalties, including demands to pay one penny per stream. Now, we’re getting a better sense of how Spotify really feels about this.

Ashley Jana is like a lot of independent artists struggling to make money from streaming platforms. She has a few million streams on Spotify, but draws very little from those plays thanks to an extremely low per-stream royalty rate. While Apple Music recently upped its per-stream royalty payout to one penny per stream, Spotify’s per-stream rate remains a fraction of that. At last count, Spotify’s per-stream payouts were hovering between $0.003 and $0.005, which is — at best — one-half of what Apple pays, but usually far lower according to our data.

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