I just made a quite interesting exercise after looking at the earning reports of some of the artists I’m taking care of.
The figures below are based on the sales reports provided by mydigital distributor over the past year (2011).
Please note that the content was made available as “worldwide” (distributed through approx. 80 digital retailers like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon…etc).
“Revenue” communicated is net, meaning after deduction of any taxes, commission, mechanical royalties, retailer and distributor fees…etc.
Average revenue per download = 0,49 cts
Average revenue per stream = 0,0093 cts
Which download retailers pay the most for an album? = Nokia, Juno Downloads and iTunes
Which streaming services pay well? = Deezer, 24/7, Zune
(all others are really low, less than 0,006 cts per stream)
So what do we learn here? Nothing brand new, but it still confirms what’s been widely debated on various blogs and forums already…
- Spotify and streaming music: a black hole for artists (crikey.com.au)
- Spotify Is Now The Second Biggest Source Of Revenue For Labels – Source (businessinsider.com)
- Report: Spotify Now The #2 Digital Revenue Source For Labels (allaccess.com)