Streaming music is not supporting the artist either.

Author:Rev. Wally Real
Date:2018-05-07 14:54:37
In Reply To:It is illegal to create a personal download conversion of a copyrighted work under US copyright law (np) by Casual Observer
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The estimated amount of money that a single stream earns an artist on Spotify is $0.00397.

This week it was announced that streaming platforms generated $7.1 billion in revenue in 2017, outstripping physical and other digital sales to become "music’s biggest money-maker". Cue articles like this, in The Guardian, which herald the dawn of a glorious new era of musical democracy, a world where bedroom artists and megastars alike are given equal access to a platform with the potential to make them huge, and a world where for the first time in a decade the people at the top have proper financial clout. Streaming, we are told, has apparently "saved the music industry".
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