Prepared for Arash | Delivered March 27, 2020
Pop Music Revenue Streams - Part 3
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To identify specific revenue streams of pop music singers focused on platforms useful to independent artists with self-distribution by including a short description and average earnings.
A short description of revenue streams and the average earnings for them are presented on the attached
Digital sales refer to revenue earned from songs or albums
by listeners. Average
per downloaded album are estimated at USD 6.50.
Songwriter Award Programs are available to artists who
their songs. There are numerous
offered by the American Society of Composers (ASCAP) for which pop singers are eligible.
SoundExchange is the
that manages royalties for digital performances. Some
have reported earnings of approximately $15,000.