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See How Much Every Top Artist Makes on Spotify

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One central mystery in the drama: just how much do artists make when their songs are played on the service? We used Spotify’sstated payout range – $0.006 to $0.0084 per stream – to calculate how much the top 50 songs streamed globally earned artists in 2014. See the bar charts below for each song. The payout range represents the top and bottom figures for each song as described by Spotify’s latest publicly available formula.

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The best song gets 9 million streams. At the 0.006 rate it earns $54,000. 

Really, that's it?! That seems really really bad. 

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