“According to a report published by Audiam, as Spotify’s revenue climbed over the year, artist and label royalty payouts declined.<br><br>Songs streamed on the company’s ad-supported tier this year earned $0.00014123 per play. So, an artist would earn $100 in mechanical royalties after 703,581 streams. This number actually decreased from $0.00022288 in December 2016.<br><br>For the premium tier, Spotify paid $0.00066481 per stream. So, an artist would earn just $100 after 150,419 streams. While that sounds great at first, that number has dropped substantially since January 2014.”

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"According to a report published by Audiam, as Spotify’s revenue climbed over the year, artist and label royalty payouts declined.

Songs streamed on the company’s ad-supported tier this year earned $0.00014123 per play. So, an artist would earn $100 in mechanical royalties after 703,581 streams. This number actually decreased from $0.00022288 in December 2016.

For the premium tier, Spotify paid $0.00066481 per stream. So, an artist would earn just $100 after 150,419 streams. While that sounds great at first, that number has dropped substantially since January 2014."

Yes, Spotify Now Pays Artists and Labels Less Royalties

Over the past 6 years, Digital Music News has found Spotify's royalty payouts to artists and labels have actually declined.

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