Friend Within breaks down how much he gets paid by major platforms, thanks gym classes for paying his rent

“Thank you UK Fitness Classes.”

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Gym tunes are apparently the way to go if you want to make a living off streaming payouts, as Friend Within reveals in a recent post detailing the royalties he’s received from major platforms for the past quarter.

Sharing the information on last week’s #PRSDay, the producer calls it a “very exciting day” that “for some will mean if they can pay the rent this month or not”.

Starting from the bottom of the payout ladder, we have – drumroll please – Apple Music coming in at £0.0002999 per play, followed by Spotify, which offers £0.000329 per stream.

To put things into perspective, this translates to about 3000 plays for a mighty £1.

Next up, we have Soundcloud, which pays £0.00181 per play and while that might not sound like much, as Friend Within puts it, “It’s 552% better than Spotify.”

And most surprising of all, we have “UK Fitness Classes” leading the streaming payout (and livable-wage-for-musicians) game, offering the biggest single payout of £1,399.05.

“The moral of the story is support your favourite artists by buying their music, merch, tickets and join a fitness class,” teased the producer.

Check out the full breakdown below.


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