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Ready for it? Every 1000 plays an unsigned artist gets earns them: $6.40 from Apple Music, $3.80 from Spotify, and a whipping $0.60 from YouTube. Artists who are signed earned more, $7.30 from Apple Music, $4.40 from Spotify and just $0.70 from Youtube for every 1,000 plays, an Information is Beautiful study shows reported by Digital Music News.

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The RIAA did their own study as well and found every 1000 plays an unsigned artist gets earn them, $12, from Apple Music and $7.50 from Spotify, but YouTube only pays out $1.50. One thing is for sure, the amount of money made from music isn’t what it used to be — and leaves the current environment in a period of uncertainty and flux.

H/T: Digital Music News

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