Some artists say they’re not earning enough from music streaming. But streaming companies like Deezer, Spotify and Napster are still making a loss. So how much do the streaming apps pay the music industry? And how does the size / popularity of a service impact the likelihood of musicians earning a living from it?

Updated June 2017 with new figures showing Spotify’s free tier is helping it grow faster than Apple Music.

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Design & Concept: David McCandless
Additional designFabio Bergamaschi
Research: Ella Hollowood, Miriam Quick, Stephanie Smith


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