What are the top paying music download sites for musicians

What are the top paying music download sites for musicians

February 8, 2015

How much do musicians earn for music sold online?


Per Track Download


$1.50*           AppleByte Music Store   (musician receives 300 applebytes, redemption rate is 300 = $1.50)**

$1.03            GhostTunes

$0.85            Bandcamp   (estimated as revenue share is based on a formula of “your balance vs sales”)

$0.74            Cdbaby                                   

$0.57            Cdbaby (via iTunes)           

$0.56            Reverbnation

$0.29            eMusic   (estimated, eMusic is a subscription service. The cost of the album will depend your plan)

$0.12            iTunes   (based on $0.94 per album x 8 songs)

$0.09            Amazon iTunes

$0.0022        Rhapsody Stream

$0.00029      Spotify Stream

$???             Soundcloud   (paid from add revenue)

Source data gathered directly from each music download site

* Rate subsidized by the AppleByte Foundation.

** AppleByte is a digital currency used to support musicians & all types of artists. Places to redeem AppleBytes are listed on the AppleByte forum, and update regularly: http://applebyteme.invisionzone.com/index.php?/forum/25-places-to-use-applebytes/ 

For general information on AppleByte, see the main website: http://applebyte.me

To list your music on the AppleByte Music Store, go here: https://music.applebyte.me/

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