Music Streaming Services

Kevin Stringer asked in Music, Smartphone Apps, Spotify, Music Streaming Services

How much does Spotify pay musicians?

There’s no simple answer, as Spotify has a fairly complicated payment structure, but by delving into the site’s terms of service and looking at a few recent stats, we can get a good idea of how much (or how little) artists make. First, it’s important to recognize that a paid play (i.e., a play from a Spotify Premium user) pays differently than a free play. When a Spotify user listens to a song with the free...