As streaming is now the main way people listen to music in a lot of the world, how much is a single stream on one of the world’s biggest services worth?
Unfortunately there is no single answer to this question. Streaming rates vary based on a bunch of different things.
Streaming payouts differ in every country, so if you have a Spotify fan in India their streams are going to pay differently to a stream in the US. It also depends on what version of Spotify your listeners are using. Premium subscribers will make a little more for the artist with each stream than ad-supported users.
Even with so many variables we can work out a rough estimate of how much each stream pays an artist based on the data that is available out there.
Spotify pays roughly $0.0032 per stream.
As we say this is a rough estimate and it will vary greatly depending on a lot of different factors. So you may receive more than this for your streams or maybe less.
For an idea of how other streaming services payout you can check out our other post here: routenote.com/blog/how-much-music-streaming-services-pay-in-2019/