View Full Version : How little money musicians earn online

14-06-2010, 12:40 PM

wow, less than i thought.

14-06-2010, 01:13 PM
yep people should stop referring to spotify as a business.

14-06-2010, 08:08 PM
maybe this is why that producer was changing 40 pounds for an ep, as mentioned in the funky thread. seems difficult to make money online otherwise.

14-06-2010, 08:30 PM
It's not like any of this is an either/or (you can do all of the above to maximise your revenue) nor does it measure any kind of ease / likelihood / amount of work required on the part of artist / label / whoever to achieve any of those results.

But, yeah, no money in anything ever at all, seems the general trend. :(

14-06-2010, 11:43 PM
Interesting figures, but not entirely sure they're accurate. Doing some accounting work at the moment for a label and you get higher revenue than that for an itunes album download, don't have the figures on me - but it's around half the sale price for the label and artist - so the figure really depends on the share between label and artist. A self-released album on itunes should bring in a fair bit of dough though

Dr Awesome
15-06-2010, 01:24 AM
Saw this being discussed on another forum a while back - I think the numbers don't quite stack up, and it's a bit tricky to follow.
Cool info graphic however, re-enforces the need to sell merchandise and other "value added" shit though.