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]

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