U.S. Music Streaming Royalty Calculator Last Updated: 11.28.23 Calculating How Much Creators and Rights Holders Make in the United States In a world where content is king—and in music, most of that content is streamed— recording artists, writers and other members of the value chain increasingly need access to vital financial information that is crucial to plan and build their careers. Our Music Streaming Royalty Calculator below draws from our deep market experience and analysis into the data collected from direct source payors to provide accurate, up-to-date and easily accessible streaming revenue information. We offer this information as a public service. Transparency of information is essential in a data driven world. If you want to do something about the information you see, our attorneys and consultants are ready to help you make a difference in your business ventures. Enter a number of streams into the calculator, and it will show how much Spotify and Apple Music pays out to creators and/or rights holders, broken down by category (more on the categories below the calculator). Music Streaming Royalty Calculator Number of Streams Spotify Pays: $0.00 Sound Recording: $0.00 Mechanical: $0.00 Performance: $0.00 Apple Music Pays: $0.00 Sound Recording: $0.00 Mechanical: $0.00 Performance: $0.00 Money Paid On A Million Streams: Here are the creators and/or rights holders entitled to payments, by color code. Sound Recording Owners In most cases they are record labels. But they also include independent artists, producers, film studios, and investors. Mechanicals Royalties earned through the reproduction of copyrighted works in digital and physical formats. Performance Royalties earned whenever a musical composition is performed or broadcast publicly. If you have questions, ideas, or need help with your career or business, email our team at MusicStreamingServices@manatt.com Rates are updated monthly and correspond to play-activity of three months prior (i.e. calculations in May reflect the rates applicable to January usage).