3. The music industry wanted to sell downloads.
As many as they can.
And get paid for each sale.
4. But it’s calculated against total plays:
total artist plays
total amount of plays
x total revenue = per play payout
Most streaming services pay per play.
5. Meaning, artists get paid a percentage of total revenue based
on their “market” share
….meaning, your “market share” on a service is important.
….....meaning, artists who proactively encourage plays will do
relatively better than artists who don’t.
13. This compilation album was
advertised as a triple CD for £13.99
It was available as a download album
on Amazon for £8.99
Or, it’s available as a Spotify Playlist
Various Artists – EDM
Playlists are a new format
e.g. Ministry of Sound - “Electronic Dance Music”