Last month, a substantial indie label decided to share payout details from Spotify, Rhapsody, and Zune. Now, an indie band is opening its books, and pointing to substantially increased payouts from Spotify and Deezer. The details come from Uniform Motion, a visually-rich duo that offered this incredible breakdown on format payouts last year.
The details are now updated for 2011, and the band is based in Europe (currencies translated to USD).
2010: $0.0071 per song
2011: $0.0154 per song
Yearly Gain: 116%
Current Ratio = 45:1 iTunes Song Download
“That’s $0.13/album play.
So if you listen to the album 10 times on Deezer, we’ll get $1.38.
If you listen to it a hundred times, we’ll get $13.84.
If you listen to the album 1,000 times (once a day for 3 years!) we’ll get a whopping $138.36!”
2010: $0.0036 per play
2011: $0.0057 per play
“So if you listen to our album all the way through, we’ll get $0.051.
If you listen to the album 10 times on Spotify, we’ll get $0.51.
If you listen to it a hundred times, we’ll get $5.13.
If you listen to the album 1,000 times (once a day for 3 years!) we’ll get $51.34”
Here’s what Andy of the group told us on this one:
“Payouts from Grooveshark! Very funny! :)”