More Play, Less Pay?
Revenues from subscription streaming services for music in the U.S. accounted for 27% of music sales across all formats in 2014, surpassing CD sales for the first time. Although streaming services are making more money, the per-stream royalty rate paid to artists is dropping, as consumers with a fixed-rate subscription have access to an unlimited number of streams. Check out our infographic to learn how much artists are really earning from the top streaming services.
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