In recent times, streaming has become a crucial component for musicians to earn revenue for their music. We know T-pain loves to be active on social media, and he always has some interesting things to say. Remember when he asked if strippers fart on their clients? This time he posted a list that allegedly shows that streaming might not be as profitable as some fans think
T-Pain posted a screenshot of how different music streaming platform pays with respect to their streams. It compared big names like Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. The screenshot of the chart shows how many times a song has to be streamed in order for the artist to make $1.
We’re not 100% sure where this graph came from, or if T-Pain had explicit permission to release that information to the public.
Although the numbers featured on the chart have not been verified it can be a great insight into the whole thing. Following up the post on Twitter, T-Pain cleared confusions about how artists get paid based on just streams.
“I see a lot of ‘well I guess I’ll use the best one’ and not ‘we gotta make our owm.’ Keep in mind, most artists don’t even get the whole $1. I’m just letting the up and coming know what the real is. I worked for mine and there are tons of ways around this if you move right.”
Reactions to T-Pain’s tweet have been mixed. Some people have suggested that artists remove their songs from the streaming platforms in protest. Others feel that streaming only benefits big-name artists in the music game.
T-Pain’s statement is really on point. Major artists like Drake, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and the late rapper Juice WRLD garner millions of streams and earn high revenue from them. However lesser-known artists aren’t getting close the financial payout in comparison. In the end, artists need to be fairly compensated for their hard work on these streaming platforms.
Now let’s do some streaming and do some match, friends.