how much a Spotify stream is worth

Remember the whole “Lady GaGa has a super hit and only made $100 off of the millions of Spotify streams” story from a year or two ago? Well, someone took the time to actually investigate how much exactly artists get for publishing their music on Spotify.

The answer? $0.005. That’s not a lot, although the author makes the point that no one just streams a song they like just one time. Beyond that, it’s obvious that the music industry has changed considerably and that artists (as unfortunate as that may be for some of them) have to embrace this paradigm shift: actual sales of music is just part of their potential income.

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