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post Feb 12 2015, 01:52 PM
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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a62...~p45hoUmZaIPN9w

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Mark Ronson reportedly earns $100,000 (£65,000) a week from 'Uptown Funk' Spotify streams.

The producer's global hit has been played over 125 million times in just over two months, Music Business World reports.

Mark Ronson press shot 2014.

Judging from Spotify's rates of $0.007 per play, 'Uptown Funk' is believed to have raked in $880,000 in total since its release.

Profits from the streams will be shared between Ronson, his record label, his publisher and the track's co-writers Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars and Philip Lawrence.

Ronson recently held onto his fifth week at the top of the US chart with the single, while Ellie Goulding brought 'Uptown Funk's seven-week reign atop the UK charts to an end with 'Love Me Like You Do'.

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post Feb 12 2015, 01:57 PM
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I'm not sure if I believe this because artists and songwriters are always whinging that they don't earn as much from streaming as it's alleged.

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post Feb 12 2015, 01:59 PM
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QUOTE(britster @ Feb 12 2015, 01:57 PM) *
I'm not sure if I believe this because artists and songwriters are always whinging that they don't earn as much from streaming as it's alleged.



Well it does say it's shared. But it's a surprise to see how much money streaming gives to the music industry these days.
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post Feb 12 2015, 02:11 PM
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Yeah, the article implies the $100,000 a week is shared amongst Mark, the writers, the publishers and the record company. I'll bet the record company take 50% of the profits, and I'm sure I read something recently that suggested the writer gets about 25%, which means Mark will be lucky if he gets 10% of the overall profit.
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post Feb 12 2015, 02:28 PM
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QUOTE(Mango @ Feb 12 2015, 02:11 PM) *
Yeah, the article implies the $100,000 a week is shared amongst Mark, the writers, the publishers and the record company. I'll bet the record company take 50% of the profits, and I'm sure I read something recently that suggested the writer gets about 25%, which means Mark will be lucky if he gets 10% of the overall profit.


It's probably slightly different in every case if it depends on what it says in each artist's record contract, but it's true that possible that sometimes the main artist might not get very much, especially if they weren't involved in any other aspect of the song's creation other than providing vocals.

I found this chart for the distribution of a song's royalties from Pandora (a different streaming site):

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post Feb 12 2015, 02:33 PM
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Aloe Blacc was whinging last year that he made pittance from Pandora for co-writing "Wake Me Up".

There's clearly no money to be made from songwriting with streaming (at least on Pandora), but the songwriter will (usually) earn more than the artist from sales and airplay ohmy.gif.

I'd love to see Spotify's breakdown.

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post Feb 12 2015, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE(Joe. @ Feb 12 2015, 01:59 PM) *
Well it does say it's shared. But it's a surprise to see how much money streaming gives to the music industry these days.


Bearing in mind this is probably the single most streamed song (over such a short period of time) ever, this is a pretty exceptional case and revenue will be much, much lower for most other acts / songs.
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post Feb 12 2015, 03:56 PM
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Yeah, I don't believe this in the slightest.
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post Feb 12 2015, 04:53 PM
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finally a spotify pay article that isn't about Artist X complaining about how much spotify pays them ohmy.gif

but yeah this sounds too good to be true, didn't Avicii/Aloe Blacc make very little from streaming for Wake Me Up?

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Consider the fact that it takes roughly one million spins on Pandora for a songwriter to earn just $90. Avicii’s release “Wake Me Up!” that I co-wrote and sing, for example, was the most streamed song in Spotify history and the 13th most played song on Pandora since its release in 2013, with more than 168 million streams in the US. And yet, that yielded only $12,359 in Pandora domestic royalties— which were then split among three songwriters and our publishers. In return for co-writing a major hit song, I’ve earned less than $4,000 domestically from the largest digital music service.


If the above is true that is quite sad and streaming services need to sort it out, because there's no way their users will be convinced to go back to getting all their music by buying albums / downloading single tracks
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post Feb 12 2015, 05:42 PM
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Well with all those streaming money gained, Taylor seems to be missing out even more laugh.gif
At least such a great track deserved that amount of cash biggrin.gif
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post Feb 12 2015, 05:44 PM
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Why are people so intent on completely missing the point of Taylor removing her music from streaming services?
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post Feb 12 2015, 05:45 PM
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Why are people so intent on completely missing the point of Taylor removing her music from streaming services?

Well, not that I use streaming but technology is moving on so much that people who use streaming more than buying will be missing out streaming her!
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post Feb 12 2015, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE(§þiŋŋiŋğ Å&# @ Feb 12 2015, 05:45 PM) *
Well, not that I use streaming but technology is moving on so much that people who use streaming more than buying will be missing out streaming her!

I think you're missing bre's point laugh.gif
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post Feb 12 2015, 05:51 PM
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QUOTE(Mango @ Feb 12 2015, 05:47 PM) *
I think you're missing bre's point laugh.gif

I know why she stopped streaming. Wasn't it to get more money by sales only? Or was it another reason as well? This article suggests streaming gives a reasonable amount of money to the artists too kink.gif
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post Feb 12 2015, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE(§þiŋŋiŋğ Å&# @ Feb 12 2015, 05:51 PM) *
I know why she stopped streaming. Wasn't it to get more money by sales only? Or was it another reason as well? This article suggests streaming gives a reasonable amount of money to the artists too kink.gif


This is a single article about one song earning a relatively okay amount of money. Compared to MANY, MANY articles about streaming payout being next to bugger all.

Anyway moving this thread to international charts as has been requested by an anonymous house magic.gif
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post Feb 12 2015, 06:19 PM
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Bearing in mind this is probably the single most streamed song (over such a short period of time) ever, this is a pretty exceptional case and revenue will be much, much lower for most other acts / songs.

Exactly. $880,000 for the biggest song since 'Happy' over its biggest period of success is actually very low. Not completely negligible, no, but I'm sure Mark Ronson isn't retiring off whatever chunk of the $880,000 he gets.
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post Feb 12 2015, 06:21 PM
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QUOTE(¡bré! @ Feb 12 2015, 06:00 PM) *
This is a single article about one song earning a relatively okay amount of money. Compared to MANY, MANY articles about streaming payout being next to bugger all.

Anyway moving this thread to international charts as has been requested by an anonymous house magic.gif

I suppose you moved it because he recieves dollars? laugh.gif
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post Feb 12 2015, 06:41 PM
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Or maybe because it's not a UK-centric chart thread.

But that would be too logical.
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