Which online music store benefits artists the most?
March 23, 2012 8:15 AM Subscribe
I'm going legit: Which online music store benefits artists the most?
posted by verdeluz to Technology (14 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I plan to start buying music online. I want it to be DRM-free, and for artists to benefit as much as possible from the purchase.
What I am looking for is an updated table that indicates what percentage of a song's price ends up in the artist's pocket.
This article from 2 years ago
indicates that this is the order of preference: Direct from artist, CDBaby (if available), Amazon/iTunes/Google.
So my question is: How do I evaluate Amazon/iTunes/Google? Information on artist royalties from these 3 services is very difficult to find.