Spotify streaming royalties

Hi TWiT hive brain,

Does anyone have an idea of how much Spotify pays out per listen?


For music? I guess that depends on the deal between record label and Spotify, but pretty sure it is fractions of a cent per listen. If you mean podcasts, I don’t think they pay anything as podcasts are freely available.

Oh yeah, the question was for music (keeping forgetting they do podcasts as well now). Thanks for the reply.

I think I have read that the artist themselves makes a penny or less per listen. But how much gets paid to the record company, I don’t know…

I suppose Spotify themselves are unlikely to give an average figure?

The thing you’re asking about, in North America anyway, is the Music Modernization Act.