YouTube royalties suck, according to endless statements shared with Digital Music News. But royalties on YouTube’s subscription play, Music Key, don’t. According to one indie label currently on the beta-stage service, Music Key royalties are now hitting 10 cents a stream.
In the latest statement, 139 streams account for $14.16 in royalties, or a healthy 10.2 cents per stream. Of course, YouTube isn’t saying anything, and we have no idea where these royalty rates will settle. “Not sure what it means, only know what it paid me,” the indie label relayed.
More as we know more.