What Percentage Do Streaming Services Take?

Streaming services take a cut from your subscription cost, but how much?

PRS For Music Announces Record Royalties Payout

The UK-based organisation has announced a record breaking £699.4 million was paid to songwriters and composers in royalties during 2020.

Top UK musicians call for music streaming pay revolution

Over 150 British musicians including Sting, Robert Plant and Kate Bush have signed a letter to the Prime Minister campaigning to change the streaming model.

Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon want to help artists earn more from streaming

The three music streaming companies showed willingness to discuss new changes to benefit artists, when questioned at the UK government’s inquiry into the economics of music streaming.

Major UK music label executives challenged on the economics of music streaming

CEOs of Universal, Sony and Warner dodged MP’s questions about artists’ royalties and offered unexpected Harry Potter analogies instead.

Record labels keep half of the profits from music streaming and Nile Rodgers is calling for clarity

The second session of the UK government’s inquiry into the economics of music streaming took place last week, and this time Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers was among those giving evidence.

Do the economics of music streaming mean even established musicians can’t pay the rent?

Image Credit: Artem Bryzgalov Indie rock singer Nadine Shah has been praised for her bravery as she very publicly described struggling to make a living from music streaming, even as a Mercury-nominated musician. Giving evidence…

How much money does a play make on music streaming services? (2020)

How much a single play earns on music streaming services depends on a great deal. Here’s a rough guide to streaming royalties in 2020. A single stream of a track can be worth a very…