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"your music is great, you could make so much money! put it up to stream!"

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz It makes me extremely upset when the inevitable bootlicker shows up defending the RIAA, whining about "then how will artists get paaaaaiiiid?".

Artists don't get paid. Businesspeople get paid. Some of the people you call artists, aren't artists, they're businesspeople. The small percentage of those who actually to manage to get paid are the 0.001%, and they are the multi-millionaires that show up on the Grammys.

@bamfic @zpojqwfejwfhiunz the small artists who do get paid aren't getting it from the internet either, at least not streaming.

@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
Spotify: $9.99
Pandora: $4.99
Amazon music: $7.99
Tidal: $9.99
Deezer: $9.99

Which I think is a bit much for a subscription service, and in general I tend to avoid anything subscription

@BinaryUnit
Yep. $120 per year and once you've paid that, you own absolutely none of it!
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@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 that's it, I'm only supporting my favorite artists through OnlyFans now

@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 @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.

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