How can an unsigned artist earn more than a major label artist from streaming?

News: 14th October 2016 by Louise Dodgson under Record Labels, Selling & Distributing Your Music

Digital Music News have rifled through the streaming statements of many unsigned artists (don't worry - they voluntarily sent them in!) to gauge how much the average independent musician is earning from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and other music streaming platforms. 

After breaking down their findings, they have discovered that "an unsigned artist can expect to receive nearly 4 times the royalty from streaming than an artist signed to a major label." And how can this be? It seems to be that the cut that major labels and publishers are taking has a huge effect on the amount earned per stream. Definitely food for thought. Check out the figures and breakdowns via the link below...

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Unsigned bands and artists earn more per stream from Spotify & Apple Music that major label artists


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