Monday Morning Factoid: Spotify Royalty Rates

If you stream one track from an unsigned band on Spotify, they earn $0.00077601.
That’s 1,288 streams to earn $1, and 12,886 streams to equate to the sale of one album.
Spotify’s free account limits you to 20 hours of streaming per month. Given an average song length of 3:30, that’s 343 songs. That means if you listen to just one indie artist exclusively, you can earn them a maximum of $0.27 per month.