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I labored over this record, I labored over a new baby, I labored over the state of the world and finally, “That’s How Rumors Get Started” is out today! big thanks to my friend Sturgill Simpson for producing it and helping out together the band. 🖤 https://found.ee/MP_THRGS
What an artist earns from that 57% varies enormously. A few self-releasing and successful artists do very well out of this situation. But most artists labouring under Major Label contracts are unlikely to make as much as 50% of it. 20% in most cases.
Here are the money splits from streaming: Streaming company keeps 30%. The Recording gets 57%, the Song gets 13% (of which publishers get half). So that’s 6.5% that goes to the writers of which, on any song, there may be multiple.
Well it turns out that if you subtract the other ways in which we’ve sought to pay rent, there really isn’t a lot of people making much money at all from a business that generates 10s of Billions in profits for the people who built the system.