"your music is great, you could make so much money! put it up to stream!"
@zpojqwfejwfhiunz do you make more at bandcamp?
@spazzpp2 I get paid up front or do it knowing l will strictly give it away; I have the luxury of not having to bother with the grind in between
@zpojqwfejwfhiunz and this is what they charge the end user
Apple music: $9.99
Amazon music: $7.99
Which I think is a bit much for a subscription service, and in general I tend to avoid anything subscription
@zpojqwfejwfhiunz I occasionally see people asserting that streaming music is more fair because musicians get paid per stream.
I forgot how much I paid for an album on Bandcamp, but I'm not convinced Disparition or Kevin Chi would have made more money at <0.5 cent per listen. Even considering how much I love re-listening to their music!
@zpojqwfejwfhiunz Better stock up on 300kg of rice so I can make it until my next Tidal paycheck.
@zpojqwfejwfhiunz I've made $3 total from streaming through distrokid over two years lol
@zpojqwfejwfhiunz distrokod costs $20/yr, but if you change your credit card and they can't bill it then it stays up anyway o guess. Not sure if that makes you any money, but it gets the main goal of putting it on people's preceded platforms possible so I'll take it I guess lol
@zpojqwfejwfhiunz forgot to mention distrokid puts your music in stores like Spotify for the uninitiated
@zpojqwfejwfhiunz I did the math. If you subscribe to Tidal and stream your 3 minute song 24/7 for a month and subtract the $9,99 you'll end up earning ~$245
((60*24*30)/3 * 0.0177)-9.99
But I guess they'll cancel you before anyway...
#ImageDescription The image shows the average pay out rate per stream for apple music ($0.00531), Spotify ($0.00213), pandora ($0.00297), amazon music ($0.00979) and tidal ($0.01770), plus the average pay out time, which is about 2 months for apple music, spotify and pandora, 3-5 months for amazon and whooping 14-15 months for tidal.
@TQ do you have the info for YouTube Music? I believe I've heard they have a rather good ratio for artists, comparitively.
@kommadieb Nope, don't have that, sorry.
@kommadieb @TQ Youtube Music is a multi-faceted (itemized) payout. You'll see totals for YouTube Red+YouTube Music (at $0.008 per stream), per video-stream on the official artist channel ($0.00164) and videos monetized through Content ID ($0.00087) where they find your music on someone else's uploaded video.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.