Monday June 24, 2013

Pandora Plays Song 1.16M Times, Artist Gets $17

Ever wonder why artist don't like Pandora that much? This should answer that question. The flipside of the coin is the fact that Sirius XM pays $1 per play. eek!

Records show that in the last quarter, the song was streamed around 1.16 million times on Pandora, for which the band splits $42.25 in songwriting royalties. Lowery’s share is $16.89. So he earned about $.000015 per play of the song on Pandora. He compares this to his royalties from satellite radio company Sirius XM, where "Low" was only played 179 times but earned him $182, a little more than $1 per play.

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