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.
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