Awesome Infographic Ranks Streamers By How They Pay — And Much More

If you’re an independent artist, would you believe that Napster is the streamer that pays the best? And, no surprise, YouTube remains deep in the cellar. Fantastic infographic ranks the players…

Digital Music News logoBy Paul Marszalek

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Recently, the published a graphic that I had to share. The infographic, prepared by Information is Beautiful, ranks streamers by how much they pay independent artists (signed acts get a streaming cut based on their contracts).

Further, the chart shows how many spins are required at each company for an unsigned artist to make minimum wage. That’s 90,000 on Napster, but 2.4 million on YouTube.

And since none of the companies are in the black, the graphic also charts loss per user.

Soak it up (click for a larger version), the give Digital Music News a visit for their analysis…


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