Sing for your supper

Sing for your supper

The explosion of music-streaming service has made it easier than ever before to listen to all your favourite songs and artists. But, having millions of songs at your fingertips has made it harder for musicians to cut through the noise and has had a massive effect on physical record sales to boot

To see just how hard it is for artists to make a living in the streaming age, broadbandchoices looked at how many streams a musician would need to receive every year in order to earn minimum wage in 15 different countries around the world.

sing for your supper

Method and Sources

Minimum wage by country Countryeconomy.com

Minimum wage data was sourced in USD and converted to GBP and EUR (19/02/2020)

Inaccuracies due to rounding

Typical artists revenue per stream: Digitalmusicnews.com

Streams needed calculated using USD figures

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