Music Downloads And Streams In Cold, Hard Dollars

Music Downloads And Streams In Cold, Hard Dollars

Just how much moolah do musicians earn from online downloads and streams? For the artist to earn the US minimum wage ($1160/month), they need 12,339 iTunes downloads or 849,817 streams on Rhapsody.

Lady Gaga apparently made just $US167 from one million streams of Poker Face on Spotify – to earn minimum wage from that service, an artist needs 4,549,020 streams, according to statistics. Brain-fodder for the aspiring musician, for sure. [Information Is Beautiful]