How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online – 2015 Remix | Information is Beautiful
Do digital music #streaming services rip off artists? Taylor Swift thought so, asking that her stuff be removed from Spotify. Now pop stars like Jay Z, Madonna and Rihanna reckon they have a fairer alternative, Tidal, which just happens to be owned by Jay Z.
Could lesser-known musicians, struggling even to make minimum wage, afford to drop streaming and make a living selling downloads and CDs? Our own 2010 #visualization on the subject, inspired by an article from The Cynical Musician, triggered a massive debate (see comments).