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Spotify row: how do musicians make money?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:31 pm
by Kev
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/shortcu ... thom-yorke

CDs and downloads: Depending on the dealer price and if they are recouped (ie have paid back the initial label investment), it could be anywhere between £1.02 and £1.44 for a CD album sale (and 80p in mechanical royalties for the songwriters) or between 10p and 14p for a download (8p for the songwriters).

Radio: A play for a three-minute song on Radio 2 generates £59.73 (collected by PRS for Music) for the songwriters, and a similar figure (collected by PPL) is split between the label and the performing artists.

Live: Private gigs can range from £75,000 for an act with a few hits to £2m for superstars. One UK DJ is estimated to have made $300,000 (£200,000) per show in Las Vegas last year.

Use in a TV show or film: Background music on EastEnders, say, falls under the broadcaster's blanket licence and would cost a few hundred pounds. If used as a theme tune to a show, it could generate £40,000 split between the act and label (with a similar fee for publishing).

Use in a Hollywood movie: Up to £100,000 just for the recording.

Use in an ad: Between £300,000 and £400,000 would not be uncommon for the rights to the original recording for a defined campaign period, possibly doubling if its use is exclusive.

Endorsements: For anything from clothing brands and jewellery to energy drinks, upwards of £400,000 a product.

Re: Spotify row: how do musicians make money?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:06 am
by westyorksla
Most of the musicians I know make their money from the venerable traditions of dole fraud and weed dealing, though maybe that reflects on the class of muso I tend to mix with :D

Re: Spotify row: how do musicians make money?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:36 pm
by Kev
There She Goes has had 4,518,402 plays on Spotify.

Re: Spotify row: how do musicians make money?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:27 pm
by LookingGlass

Re: Spotify row: how do musicians make money?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:13 am
by Johan Cruyff
Match of the day?!

Think they've got confused with 'life of Riley'