Musicians and Revenue

Have you ever wondered how much an artist is making on the music you purchase?

If you are simply copying it from your buddies… they make $0. Now that we have that out of the way. This chart shows average revenue to the musician for differing types of hard copy and digital download and how much they must sell to make minimum wage.

Note: these figures do not include publishing royalties (paid to composers of songs). The full spreadsheet of data does though. You can see all the numbers and sources here:

Here is the website containing the original information:

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