How much do musicians make online?

How much money do musicians really get paid in this new digital marketplace? Is it enough to live on? How many CDs would you have to sell to earn a living? How many iTunes downloads would you have to sell every month? How about albums or downloads on CD Baby, how about Spotify?

Someone has taken the time and the considerable effort to research this and present it in a stiking visual way. In addition they are making available all the numbers in a spreadsheet arrangement here. To see a sharper (readable) graphic image, click here for the original post.

Note: these figures do not include publishing royalties (paid to composers of songs). The full spreadsheet of data does though. You can see all the numbers and sources here:


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