Music Festivals October 2017

Music Festivals October 2017

October 7 / 17

Almost forgot…time to look at what music festivals are coming to your area for this month of October. Thanks to Music Festival Wizard, we can get a good idea what’s out there….


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Joshua Tree Festival Fall 2017 / Joshua Tree, CA / October 5-8, 2017

A3C Hip Hop Festival 2017 / Atlanta, GA / October 4-8, 2017

Dirtybird Campout 2017 / Bradley, CA / October 6-8, 2017

The Festy Experience 2017 / Arrington, VA / October 5-8, 2017

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017 / San Francisco, CA / October 6-8, 2017

Flambeau Fest 2017 / Gonzales, LA / October 7-8, 2017

Austin City Limits 2017 / Austin, TX / October 6-15, 2017

III Points 2017Miami, FL / October 13-15, 2017

Hillberry 2017 / Eureka Springs, AR / October 12-15, 2017

Desert Daze 2017 / Joshua Tree, CA / October 12-15, 2017

Houston Open Air 2017 / The Woodlands, TX / October 14-15, 2017

Suwannee Roots Revival 2017 / Live Oak, FL / October 12-15, 2017

Ye Scallywag! 2017 / San Diego, CA / October 21, 2017

Lost Lake Festival 2017 / Phoenix, AZ / October 20-22, 2017

Escape Psycho Circus 2017 / San Bernardino, CA / October 27-28, 2017

Voodoo Experience 2017 / New Orleans, LA / October 27-29, 2017

Mala Luna Music Festival 2017 / San Antonio, TX / October 28-29, 2017

Hangtown Music Festival 2017 / Placerville, CA / October 26-29, 2019



Suwannee Hulaween 2017 / Live Oak, FL / October 27-29, 2017

The Growlers Six 2017 / San Pedro, CA / October 28-29, 2017

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 / Los Angeles, CA / October 28-29, 2017



Remember to click on the links to get all the information you need about which festivals are coming to your city ‘k?



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New Music October 2017

New Music October 2017

October 2 / 17

First Monday….new music. Metacritic has the list of new and familiar acts that are releasing new albums for this month…

Credit source: Metacritic


2 OCTOBER 2017

Benjamin Clementine

I Tell A Fly

6 OCTOBER 2017

Alessandro Cortini


Alex Lahey

I Love You Like A Brother

Andrew Hung


[Of Fuck Buttons]

August Burns Red

Phantom Anthem

Blue Hawaii



As You Please




Jersey Devil

Kele Okereke



Take Me Apart

Liam Gallagher

As You Were

Marilyn Manson

Heaven Upside Down

Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White

Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White

Mister Heavenly

Boxing The Moonlight




The New Monday

Sound of Ceres

The Twin

The Black Dahlia Murder


The Darkness

Pinewood Smile

The Weather Station

The Weather Station

The White Buffalo

Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights


Lune Rouge


Wide Open

Whitney Rose

Rule 62

Wolf Parade

Cry Cry Cry

Yumi Zouma


13 OCTOBER 2017

A. Savage

Thawing Dawn

[Parquet Courts’ frontman Andrew Savage’s solo debut]

Adam Ostrar

Brawls In The Briar



Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

Lotta Sea Lice


Morning After




Death Revenge

King Krule

The Ooz

Knuckle Puck


L.A. Guns

The Missing Peace


Beautiful Trauma

Pale Honey


Robert Plant

Carry Fire


Wait Don’t Wait

St. Vincent



There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light

Stick To Your Guns

True View

Tegan and Sara

The Con X: Covers

Terra Lightfoot

New Mistakes

The Barr Brothers

Queens Of The Breakers

The Pack A.D.


The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Wild

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb

Dancing Out The Door

William Patrick Corgan


[Solo release of Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan]

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues

20 OCTOBER 2017

And So I Watch You from Afar

The Endless Shimmering

Bell Witch

Mirror Reaper



Chris Barron

Angels & One-Armed Jugglers

Darius Rucker

When Was The Last Time




Mechanics Of Dominio


Walk The Earth


The Blood Of Gods

I the Mighty

Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go

Jessie Ware


John Carpenter

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998


It’s Alright Between Us As It I



Margo Price

All American Made

Matthew Good

Something Like A Storm

Odonis Odonis

No Pop

27 OCTOBER 2017

10 Years

(How To Live) As Ghosts

Baxter Dury

Prince Of Tears

Bootsy Collins

World Wide Funk

Hollywood Undead


John Maus

Screen Memories

Julien Baker

Turn Out The Lights

Kelly Clarkson

The Meaning Of Life

Lee Ann Womack

The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone

Out Lines


[Twilight Sad’s James Graham, Kathryn Joseph & Marcus Mackay]

The Used

The Canyon

Ty Dolla $ign

Beach House 3


Pacific Daydream

Dates are subject to change, but you can go to for details. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.





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Shadow Spotlight: New Faces In Music

Shadow Spotlight: New Faces In Music

September 11 / 17

Hello! This month’s Shadow Spotlight takes a look at new faces shaking up the music industry. Here are 10 new artists you might want to hear….


Sudan Archives



Santa Cruz



Kacy Hill























Good collection isn’t it? I think it is. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!





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Music Festivals for September 2017

Music Festivals for September 2017

September 6 / 17

Hello again….now we are concentrating on music festivals. Thanks to Music Festival Wizard, we now have the opportunity to see what festivals are playing this month.

Credit source: Music Festival Wizard


 LouFest 2017   St. Louis, MO September 9-10, 2017

Russian River Jazz & Blues 2017   Guerneville, CA September 9-10, 2017

Hopscotch Festival 2017  Raleigh, NC  September 7-10, 2017

Dancefestopia 2017  Kansas City, MO  September 7-10, 2017

Middle Waves 2017  Fort Wayne, IN  September 15-16, 2017

Nocturnal Wonderland 2017  San Bernardino, CA  September 15-16, 2017

Ellnora The Guitar Festival 2017  Urbana, IL  September 14-16, 2017

KAABOO 2017  San Diego, CA  September 15-17, 2017

Riot Fest Chicago 2017  Chicago, IL  September 15-17, 2017

FreshGrass Festival 2017  North Adams, MA  September 15-17, 2017

The Meadows Music Festival 2017  New York City, NY  September 15-17, 2017

Telluride Blues and Brews 2017  Telluride, CO  September 15-17, 2017

Grand Point North 2017  Burlington, VT  September 16-17, 2017

Music Midtown 2017  Atlanta, GA  September 16-17, 2017

Americanafest 2017  Nashville, TN  September 12-17, 2017

Cayuga Sound Festival 2017  Ithaca, NY  September 22-23, 2017

High Elevation Festival 2017  Denver, CO  September 22-23, 2017

Imagine Festival 2017  Atlanta, GA  September 22-24, 2017



 Life is Beautiful Festival 2017  Las Vegas, NV  September 22-24, 2017

Pilgrimage Music Festival 2017  Franklin, TN  September 23-24, 2017

Bourbon & Beyond 2017  Louisville, KY  September 23-24, 2017

Pygmalion Music Festival 2017  Champaign, IL  September 20-24, 2017

Music Tastes Good 2017  Long Beach, CA  September 30-October 1, 2017

Sugarlands Mountainfest 2017  Gatlinburg, TN  September 28-October 1, 2017

Meeting of the Minds 2017  Schuylkill Haven, PA  September 29-October 1, 2017



Just click on the links to get the info you need. Come back this Saturday for more new stuff! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.




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New Music September 2017

New Music September 2017

September 6 / 17

Hello! Time for some new music coming this month, courtesy of Metacritic.

Week of Sep 3, 2017




Arch Enemy

Will To Power


Second Of Spring

Belle Game


Chad VanGaalen

Light Information

David Ramirez

We’re Not Going Anywhere

Death From Above



Mountain Moves

Erin McCarley


Faith Healer

Try 😉

Gregg Allman

Southern Blood

[Final album]

Jack Johnson

All The Light Above It Too

Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys

Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys

L.A. Witch

L.A. Witch


Wash & Set

Living Colour


Mount Kimbie

Love What Survives


Play Dead

Neil Young


Nick Mulvey

Wake Up Now

Nosaj Thing




Sean McConnell




Stray From The Path

Only Death Is Real



Ted Leo

The Hanged Man

The Dream Syndicate

How Did I Find Myself Here?

The National

Sleep Well Beast

Thomas Rhett

Life Changes


Legends Of The Shires


The Lower Side Of Uptown

Toby Keith

The Bus Songs

Tony Allen

The Source

Tori Amos

Native Invader

Wild Cub


Zola Jesus



Angus & Julia Stone


Annie Hart

Impossible Accomplice

[Of Au Revoir Simone]

Arcane Roots

Melancholia Hymns

Ariel Pink

Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

Dan Reed


Deer Tick

Deer Tick Vol. 1

Deer Tick

Deer Tick Vol. 2

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton

Choir Of The Mind

Foo Fighters

Concrete And Gold

Gary Numan

Savage (Songs From A Broken World)

Gucci Mane

Mr. Davis

Hundred Waters


Kiran Leonard

Derevaun Seraun

Lee Ranaldo

Electric Trim

Nothing More

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Open Mike Eagle

Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Prophets Of Rage

Prophets Of Rage

Ringo Starr

Give More Love




Try Not To Freak Out

Son Little

New Magic

The Lone Bellow

Walk Into A Storm

Wyclef Jean

Carnival III: The Rise And Fall Of A Refugee


The Laughing Apple


Black Country Communion


Chris Hillman

Bidin’ My Time

Circa Survive

The Amulet

Cold Specks

Fool’s Paradise


You’re Not You Anymore

Cristobal And The Sea


Cut Copy

Haiku From Zero

DJ Kay Slay

The Big Brother

Enter Shikari

The Spark


Double Dutchess

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Luciferian Towers



What’s That Sound?

Hiss Golden Messenger

Hallelujah Anyhow

Jaws of Love.

Tasha Sits Close To The Piano

[Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer]


Let Love Rule

Leon Russell

On a Distant Shore

[posthumous release]


Skin & Earth

Linda Perhacs

I’m A Harmony


A Sentimental Education


A Place Of Greater Safety





Strange Peace

Moses Sumney


Noah Gundersen

White Noise

Phoebe Bridgers

Stranger In The Alps

Roadcase Royale

First Things First

[New band for Heart’s Nancy Wilson]


Deep Calleth Upon Deep

Shout Out Louds

Ease My Mind

Sleeping with Sirens


Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

Everybody Knows

The Blow

Brand New Abyss

The Bronx


The Clientele

Music For The Age Of Miracles

The Horrors


The Killers

Wonderful Wonderful

The Movielife

Cities In Search Of A Heart



Van Morrison

Roll With The Punches

Wolves in the Throne Room

Thrice Woven

Chelsea Wolfe

Hiss Spun


Action Skulls

Angels Hear

Ben Frost

The Centre Cannot Hold

David Crosby

Sky Trails

Demi Lovato

Tell Me You Love Me


Inside A Dream





J Roddy Walston And The Business

Destroyers Of The Soft Life

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Sorry Is Gone

Keep Shelly in Athens


Keep Shelly in Athens


Loney dear

Loney dear

[Emil Svanängen]

Miley Cyrus

Younger Now



Pere Ubu

20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo


The Desaturating Seven


Victory Lap


Relatives In Descent

Shania Twain


The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

Always Foreign


Three Futures


The Great Distraction

Wolf Alice

Visions Of A Life

Remember, these dates are subject to change.





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New Music August 2017

New Music August 2017

August 8 / 17

Hello and good morning! It’s new music for this month of August 2017.  I always turn to Metacritic for the latest in new albums every month. Here is the list for August….

credit source: metacritic

Week of Aug 6, 2017


11 AUGUST 2017
5 Billion In Diamonds 5 Billion In Diamonds [Butch Vig’s new group with James Grillo, Andy Jenks, Alex Lee, Sean Cook, & Damon Reece]
David Rawlings Poor David’s Almanack
Downtown Boys Cost Of Living
Frankie Rose Cage Tropical
Kesha Rainbow
Mark Bryan Songs Of The Fortnight
Oneohtrix Point Never The Good Time [OST]
Paul Kelly Life Is Fine
So Much Light Oh, Yuck
The Cribs 24-7 Rock Star Shit
18 AUGUST 2017
Everything Everything Fever Dream
Ghostpoet Dark Days & Canapés
Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
Mozzy 1 Up Top Ahk
Phora Yours Truly Forever
Rainer Maria S/T
Ray Wylie Hubbard Tell The Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can
Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer Not Dark Yet
Steve Wilson To The Bone
UNKLE The Road Part 1
25 AUGUST 2017
A$AP Mob Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy
Angelo De Augustine Swim Inside The Moon
Cymbals Light In Your Mind
EMA Exile In The Outer Ring
Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony
Filthy Friends Invitation [Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, and Corin Tucker]
Gogol Bordello Seekers And Finders
Hype Williams Rainbow Edition
Iron & Wine Beast Epic
Jack Cooper Sandgrown [Of Ultimate Painting]
Joseph Shabason Aytche [Of Destroyer/DIANA]
Liars TFCF (Themes From Crying Fountain)
Nadine Shah Holiday Destination
Oh Sees Orc [Name shortened from Thee Oh Sees]
Old Dominion Happy Endings
Pvris All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell
Queens of the Stone Age Villains
Savoy Brown Witchy Feelin’
Stephen Doster New Black Suit
Tera Melos Trash Generator
The Cadillac Three Legacy
The Fresh & Onlys Wolf Lie Down
The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding
Walter Trout We’re All In This Together
Widowspeak Go to for the latest in films, music, tv, and games. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed. 

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Music Festivals August 2017

Music Festivals August 2017

Aug. 5 / 17

Hello, it’s time to see what this month has in store in terms of music festivals. Most of them have already started, so if you couldn’t make it, there is always next year. It’s a long list but read on…..

source credit: music festival wizard

 WE Fest 2017 ♦ Detroit Lakes, MN ♦ August 3-5, 2017

Hinterland Festival 2017 ♦ Des Moines, IA ♦ August 4-5, 2017

The Werk Out 2017 ♦ Thornville, OH ♦ August 3-5, 2017

Secret Stages Festival 2017 ♦ Birmingham, AL ♦ August 4-5, 2017

Flood City Festival 2017 ♦ Johnstown, PA ♦ August 4-5, 2017

Lollapalooza Chicago 2017 ♦ Chicago, IL ♦ August 3-6, 2017

Warped Tour 2017 ♦ US Tour ♦ June 16-August 6, 2017

Pickathon 2017 ♦ Happy Valley, OR ♦ August 3-6, 2017

Hard Summer 2017 ♦ Fontana, CA ♦ August 5-6, 2017

Newport Jazz Festival 2017 ♦ Newport, RI ♦ August 4-6, 2017

Arise Music Festival 2017 ♦ Loveland, CO ♦ August 4-7, 2017

Oregon Jamboree 2017 ♦ Sweet Home, OR ♦ August 4-7, 2017

Outside Lands 2017 ♦ San Francisco, CA ♦ August 11-13, 2017

Summer Meltdown 2017 ♦ Darrington, WA ♦ August 10-13, 2017

The Peach Music Festival 2017 ♦ Scranton, PA ♦ August 10-13, 2017

Musikfest 2017 ♦ Bethlehem, PA ♦ August 4-13, 2017

Travelers’ Rest Festival 2017 ♦ Missoula, MT ♦ August 12-13, 2017

Elements Festival NYC 2017 ♦ New York City, NY ♦ August 12-13, 2017

 Summer Set Music Festival 2017 ♦ Somerset, WI ♦ August 11-13, 2017

Moonrise Festival 2017 ♦ Baltimore, MD ♦ August 12-13, 2017

MAHA Music Festival 2017 ♦ Omaha, NE ♦ August 19, 2017

Das Energi Festival 2017 ♦ Salt Lake City, UT ♦ August 18-19, 2017

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 ♦ Las Vegas, NV ♦ August 18-20, 2017

Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2017 ♦ Long Island, NY ♦ August 19-20, 2017

Oregon Eclipse 2017 ♦ Big Summit Prairie, OR ♦ August 17-23, 2017

Huichica East Festival 2017 ♦ Pine Plains, NY ♦ August 25-26, 2017

Lockn’ Festival 2017 ♦ Arrington, VA ♦ August 24-27, 2017

Afropunk 2017 ♦ Brooklyn, NY ♦ August 26-27, 2017

MFNW Presents Project Pabst 2017 ♦ Portland, OR ♦ August 26-27, 2017

Burning Man 2017 ♦ Black Rock Desert, NV ♦ August 27- September 4, 2017


That’s all for this month. Can’t wait for what September has in store. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be always blessed.























































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Creative Close-Up: From Digital Music News…..

Creative Close-Up: From Digital Music News…..

July 29 / 17

Hey everybody…it’s time for a Creative Close-Up. I found a recent article about music streaming, courtesy of Digital Music News. This has been updated to show you how much the artists are making. Read it and see for yourself.

Digital Music News

What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2017)

Image source by Information is Beautiful

So, how much can you expect to get from Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms?

Music streaming services have helped to spark a revival in the music industry.  This year alone, major labels have reported record-breaking revenue.

But how much are artists actually earning?

We’ve been compiling data on this for a few years.  But getting a comprehensive, overarching look is pretty difficult.  Now, Information is Beautiful has released a new infograph showing how much major streaming services actually pay.  It reflects their best efforts to amass per-stream data into one diagram.

Calculate Your Earnings from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, Google Play & More

Two years ago, the team at Information is Beautiful did the same analysis.  They analyzed what it would take for an artist to receive a monthly wage minimum of $1,260. For example, Google Play Music paid out $0.0073 per play; so artists would need 172,206 plays to earn the $1,260.

TIDAL, which paid out $0.007 per play, would require a similar amount.

Artists on YouTube have traditionally received lowest amount.  In 2015, the video platform paid $0.0003 per play.  To earn the minimum wage amount, musicians would need 4.2 million plays on the platform.

Now, Information is Beautiful has updated their list for 2017.

This year, they compared eight major music streaming services: Napster, YouTube, Pandora, Apple Music, TIDAL, Google Play, Deezer, and Spotify.  The team tracked the following information:

  • Artist revenue per play.
  • Total users (millions) per platform.
  • Percentage of free users on the platform.
  • Plays needed to earn minimum monthly wage ($1,472).
  • Total annual loss reported by the streaming platform.
  • Annual loss per user.

It’s worth noting that this report doesn’t apply to signed artists, as they receive an unreported cut based on their contracts.

And the king of streaming payouts is… Napster?

Napster topped this year’s list with the highest artist revenue paid out per play.  For a single stream, Napster paid out $0.0167.  Compared to its competitors, however, the platform has the second-lowest amount of total users: 5 million.  So it can be difficult to scale that per-play number, but great if you assemble a core Napster following.

To earn minimum wage, an artist would need 90,000 plays on the platform.

But why does Napster have higher payouts?  The answer may be that the service doesn’t have a free tier.  In 2015, a Napster spokesperson told TechRadar that a freemium business model simply “isn’t sustainable.”

The company has reported losses, however.  Yet, its losses only amounted to $35 million, the third-lowest on the list.  With five million users on its platform, on average, each user costs Napster $7.78.

Second place in payouts: TIDAL

Despite Jay Z’s massive star power, users have yet to flock to the high-fidelity streaming service.  The company last reported around 4 million users, though it may have inflated its total subscription numbers. The Jay Z-owned streamer pays out $0.0110 per stream.  An artist on the platform would need 130,000 plays to earn the monthly minimum wage amount.

Based on Information is Beautiful’s calculations, only 28% of users on the platform pay for a subscription.  TIDAL last reported an annual loss of $28 million, the second lowest on the list.  Each user costs the company about $6.67.

Third place: Apple Music

In just two years, over 27 million people have subscribed to Apple Music.  It took Spotify nearly a decade to reach 50 million.  While Apple remains secretive about its losses, unsigned artists on the platform can expect to receive $0.0064 per play.  For an unsigned artist to earn $1,472, they’d need 230,000 plays.  Apple didn’t share how much each user costs the company.

The former payout king falls to fourth place

In 2015, unsigned artists on Google Play Music would earn $0.0179 per play.  That number has since decreased to $0.0059.

Like Apple, Google won’t report on its annual music losses.  That includes how much each user costs the company.  Currently, the service has more than 5 million paid subscribers, and 5 million more on a free tier service (possibly on a trial subscription).

For an artist to earn minimum wage on the platform, they would need 250,000 plays.

Say hello to Deezer

French-based music streaming service Deezer may not have a huge presence in the United States just yet.  However, it is available in over 180 countries.  It also has more than 40 million licensed tracks.

On average, the service pays out $0.0056 per stream, slightly lower than Google Play Music.  It also has 16 million total users, 57% of whom are on a free-tier.  To earn $1,472, an artist would need 260,000 plays on the platform.

Deezer also has the lowest annual loss on the list.  Each user costs Deezer just $1.69.

Et tu, Spotify?

Ahead of their long-awaited IPO, Spotify is currently embroiled in controversy. While the service has the highest number of paid subscriptions, artists often complain about low payouts.  According to Information is Beautiful, the Swedish streamer pays out $0.0038 per stream.  That means for an artist to earn minimum wage, they would need 380,000 plays on the platform.

Two years ago, the service paid out $0.007 per stream.  Unsigned artists would need 180,000 plays to earn $1,260.

The streaming platform has recently locked down long-term licensing deals with major labels.  It also has 140 million total users.  According to Information is Beautiful, 57% use its free-tier service.  The number doesn’t add up, as Spotify last reported over 50 million users.  Roughly 90 or so million use the service.

Losses at the company continue growing, however.  Information is Beautiful calculates an annual loss of $194 million, with each user costing the company $1.39.

DMN’s investigation calculates losses over $600 million.

Struggling Pandora lands in seventh place

Without presenting a clear financial plan, Pandora’s CEO promised investors that the company would turn a profit this year.

On the infograph, Pandora landed in second-to-last place with one of the worst artist payouts.  Per stream, Pandora pays $0.0011.  It also has the second-highest amount of total users, right behind Spotify.  However, an unsigned artist would need 1.2 million plays to earn minimum wage on the platform.  Its losses also grew to $250 million. Each user costs the company $3.20.

Don’t expect to earn money once again on: YouTube

Artists, major labels, and music organizations have long called out YouTube for its paltry royalty payments.  The Google-owned company has defended itself, stating that it has paid out over $1 billion.  The numbers speak for themselves, however.

Two years ago, YouTube paid unsigned artists $0.0018 per play on its video platform.  That number has dropped to $0.0006, the lowest on the list.  The platform has one billion users.  The team at Information is Beautiful calculates that only .1% have subscribed to YouTube Red.

For an artist to earn minimum wage on the platform, they would need 2.4 million plays.  While this number remains high, two years ago, unsigned artists would earn $1,260 only after just 70,000 plays.

The Google-owned video platform reported a loss of $174 million.  With over 1 billion users, each costs YouTube just 17 cents.

Featured image by Information is Beautiful

[UPDATE] The numbers originally referenced in this piece were for signed artists, not unsigned artists.  The calculations have since been updated to reflect unsigned artists.

I hope Mr. Sanchez’s article gave you something to think about.