Any ideas? In our in-box this morning…
I’m a big fan of your blog. I run the label Wealth & Taste and front the band Japan Soul.
I’m always checking my very low CD Baby distributions statements. While I hardly make anything off of music I do earn pennies every day. I looked at a recent Spotify streaming statement and was a little confused. I thought that streaming was pretty much consistently .005-.007 cents a stream. I’m getting .0013 on this latest statement.
I’m the record label/artist so it’s not like it’s being skimmed by a big record label. This isn’t news in and of itself but I was wondering if you might consider illuminating what a stream is worth and why it can dip so low? I always guessed there was some Spotify logic that maybe said a stream gets less valuable every time one individual streams the track (no proof or anything to back that up). Or maybe non-paying Spotify listeners streams are worth considerably less than paying subscribers?
Anyway, I figured if anyone would know you would. I’m attaching the statement.
Wealth & Taste, Japan Soul”