“According to the Recording Industry Association of America, music creators earn $1 for every 1,000…
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The $1/$7 would be split between the artist and the record label, with the label keeping most of the money in a typical contract. The figure might also include songwriters, who are paid under a totally different structure than recording artists, but it’s not clear who exactly the RIAA is referencing as “music creators.”

I attempted to tease out the math involved in streaming and other distribution formats in an earlier piece: https://theringer.com/nelly-taxes-money-musicians-streaming-crowdfunding-tours-b73b8f9470e3

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