Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Songwriter payments from digital sources

To earn the US minimum wage of $1,160 per month, artists would need to sell:
143 self-pressed CDs at $9.99 each
1,161 album downloads from Napster or iTunes at $9.99 each
12,399 track downloads from Amazon or iTunes at $0.99 each
849,817 track plays on Rhapsody
1,546,667 track plays on
4,549,020 track plays per month on Spotify
Source: Data from (presented on a brilliant visualisation) - full data in spreadsheet here

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