How much will I be earning from Spotify?
However, the rates actually paid to publishers and writers depend on multiple factors - such as whether the royalty is divided among multiple writers and/or publishers, or what country the stream occurred in - and fluctuate over time.
Traditionally, one type of use would only generate one type of composition royalty (for example, a radio play would generate only a performance royalty), but streams generate both a mechanical royalty and a performance royalty.
In 2019, it was reported that it takes about 500,000 ad-supported streams to generate $100 in mechanical royalties and 180,000 premium tier streams to generate monthly minimum wage in the US.
Spotify pays out 70% of its revenue to the master and publishing owners. So, as their user base grows, their rates may grow.
You can see how streaming rates vary by company below:
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