Spotify only paying some artists .004¢ per play

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“The independent musician Erin McKeown has her albums on Spotify, and because she doesn’t have a label, she gets all of the royalty money the service pays out every time someone plays one of her songs. McKeown asked her accountant to figure out how much money she was making. The answer was 0.004 cents per play — not much at all. McKeown says most of the money she sees from online activity comes from iTunes downloads.”

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