An Indie Artist Makes 4X More from Streaming Than a Major Label Artist

According to to new calculations released by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, signing to a major label can cost an artist dearly when it come to streaming royalties.  Specifically, an unsigned artist can expect to receive nearly four times the royalty from streaming than an artist signed to a major label.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what a major label artist can receive from every dollar of streaming revenue.  This assumes that the artist wrote 100% of the music, and is the sole performing artist.

Source: An Indie Artist Makes 4X More from Streaming Than a Major Label Artist

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Author: Paul Sweeting

Paul Sweeting is the founder and principal of Concurrent Media Strategies, LLC and editor of RightsTech.com

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