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Your Favourite Bands Might Need Up to 312 Plays of a Song on Spotify To Earn $1

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

Music streaming platforms have, for a long time, kept their royalty models and artist payouts a closely guarded secret.

Credit: Apple

Apple Music seemingly broke this trend when it opened up about payouts in June 2021 in an effort to gain credibility and more subscribers. The Cupertino company said that its average per-play rate is US$0.01, which equates to about US$1 for 100 streams.