TuneCore artists pulled gross revenues of $35 million in 2009, according to details shared Thursday afternoon.
That was based on a total of 65 million songs and albums sold across all stores in the TuneCore network, including iTunes.
The number actually includes a number of different breakdowns. Instead of downloads taking the cake, streams pulled the majority of transactions. But iTunes (and download competitors) still drew the most revenues.
*26.2 million songs, or about 40 percent transactions.
*1.47 million albums, or about 2.3 percent of all transactions.
*37.5 streams, or about 57 percent of all sales transactions.
Additionally, TuneCore is releasing a series of charts and other breakdowns, including those for top artists, songs, and even best-selling days and cities. TuneCore CEO Jeff Price offered a huge helping of other stats on his blog at blog.tunecore.com.
All of that is a great advertisement for TuneCore, though it remains unclear what the top sellers – as individuals – are making. The company may offer that data at a later point, but a representative has yet to respond to an inquiry on the matter. The answer may shed some light on whether DIY artists are actually earning serious checks.