Which Music Platform Pays the Most? Find Out Now!

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Which Music Platform Pays the Most? Find Out Now!
Kristian Gorenc Z

Navigating through the intricate world of music streaming platforms, it’s crucial to discern which music platform pays the most and comprehend how many music streaming platforms are there that can significantly contribute to an artist’s revenue. Engaging with platforms like Spotify, Youtube Music, Deezer, and Tidal, requires understanding their respective payout structures and how they measure and value each stream.

 

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Understanding Stream Count and Payment

A 'stream' is recognized when a song is listened to for a minimum of 30 seconds on any streaming service, serving as a gauge to ensure a legitimate and intentional listening experience. The ensuing payment from these streams is contingent on various factors, primarily revolving around the revenue accrued by the streaming service during a specific period, number of streams an artist garners, geographical location of the streams, and the type of subscription held by the listener.

It’s imperative to note that the payment per stream is a split between the rights holders and the platform itself. Generally, there’s a 70/30 split, favoring the rights holders.

 

Platform-Specific Payouts

  • Spotify: Payments per stream range between $0.003 and $0.005. While seeming insignificant, substantial streaming numbers can accrue meaningful revenue for artists.
  • Apple Music: Offering a higher payout, artists can expect to earn between $0.006 and $0.008 per stream, translating to earnings of $600 to $800 for every 100,000 streams.
  • Tidal: Known for its high-fidelity streaming service, Tidal pays one of the highest rates per stream, ranging from $0.0125 to $0.015. Artists stand to earn $1,250 to $1,500 for every 100,000 streams on this platform.
  • YouTube Music: This platform has a lower payout than Spotify, paying between $0.001 and $0.003 per stream, resulting in approximately $100 to $300 for every 100,000 streams.
  • Amazon Music: Artists can anticipate earning between $0.004 and $0.007 per stream, with the potential to earn $400 to $700 for every 100,000 streams.
  • Deezer: With payouts ranging from $0.005 to $0.007 per stream, artists can earn $500 to $700 for every 100,000 streams.

 

Analyzing the Highest Payer

Upon reviewing the aforementioned payout structures, it’s evident that Tidal pays the highest rates per stream. Offering superior payouts ranging from $0.0125 to $0.015 per stream, Tidal is an attractive platform for artists looking to maximize their revenue from streaming.

 

Leverage Viberate for Optimal Distribution

For artists aiming to maximize their reach and revenue across all these platforms, Viberate offers a seamless and efficient distribution service. With Viberate for Artists, you are empowered to distribute your music on all major platforms while retaining 100% of your rights.

Here’s how Viberate’s streamlined process works:

  • Upload Your Tracks: Initiate by uploading your .WAV audio files, adding relevant titles, artwork, and selecting the platforms for your release. Specify collaborators and royalty splits as needed.
  • Viberate Distributes Your Music: Once uploaded, Viberate takes charge of sending your tracks to the chosen streaming services, notifying you upon publication.
  • Access Promotional Tools: Viberate furnishes you with complimentary promotional tools, including pre-save and share links, along with a comprehensive fanbase breakdown through your music distribution dashboard.
  • Direct Payment: Real-time stats and earnings are directly accessible, with collaborators able to withdraw their share effortlessly upon acceptance through an emailed invitation.
Viberate for Artists: Unite every tool an independent artist needs to maximize their career in one hub – including a free website, music distribution, advancing, playlist & festival pitching, and analytics.

Conclusion

In an industry where streaming platforms offer varying payouts, understanding which platform aligns with your financial expectations is crucial. With Tidal leading in payouts per stream, artists should consider their options carefully. Regardless of the chosen platform, Viberate for Artists ensures your music is distributed widely, offering you the tools, insights, and financial control to navigate the streaming landscape effectively and profitably.

Kristian Gorenc Z

Kristian Gorenc Z

CMO at Viberate
Seasoned marketing project manager and digital specialist known for meticulous organization and an unmatched passion for details.