‘I have this hit. This is going to be good! Nearly three million streams on Spotify!’ And then my check came, and it was for seventeen dollars and seventy-two cents. That’s when I was, like, ‘What the fuck?’
radio vs streaming
j d ess: I always wonder what the radio airplay equivalent of three million streams would be. Guessing it's something like sixty to a hundred plays on a major station in Chicago. How much more would be paid out by the station?
shigpit: Great point. It's easy to review data in a vacuum, but I prefer comparisons to other examples. I do think the per-stream rate is greatly
lower than the over-the-air rate based on individual plays.