How Much Do Streaming Services Pay Artists? (Infographic)

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CDs are a thing of the past now that Streaming Services like Spotify & Apple Music have taken the industry by storm. But how much do these streaming services pay artists? In the infographic below, you will find the amount of money in USD artists receive on average per 100 streams of their tracks.


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Here are a few statements we can make with the data presented above about how much streaming services pay artists.

  • Tidal pays the most
  • Spotify pays the least
  • The average pay per 1000 streams is $5.832
  • Deezer is the closest to average
  • Apple Music pays more than Spotify

If you’d like to read more about Spotify in particular, check out this guide to Spotify’s Pay Per Stream rate.