Early last year, Digital Music News published its streaming royalty payouts list.
Thanks to information from third-party websites, we ranked streaming music services according to their per-stream rate.
We found Pandora had the highest per-play royalty rate. At $0.01682 per play, an independent artist would need around 87,515 plays to earn the US monthly minimum wage of $1,472.
YouTube had the worst per-stream payouts. At $0.00074 per stream, artists and content creators would make $1,472 after 1,989,189 million plays.
Now, using information gathered from real artists and third-party websites, we’ve updated our streaming music services payouts list for 2019.
Take a look.