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T-PAIN REVEALS JUST HOW MANY STREAMS MUSICIANS NEED TO MAKE $1

WHAT HAPPENED?

Legendary rapper T-Pain shone a light on just how little musicians make for each play they get on popular music streaming apps.

The rapper went viral on December 28 when he broke down just how making money from creators streaming music works.

His tweet included a chart showing off how many streams you need on a song to make a single dollar.

YouTube Music was by far the most difficult to make a dollar on, as a musician would need their song to be streamed 1,250 times.

- T Pain

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Keep in mind, most artists don’t even get the whole $1. I’m just letting the up and coming know what the real is. I worked for mine and there are tons of ways around this if you move right.

Many on social media were shocked to see Napster, the former file-sharing software, coming in as the easiest to make a buck on at just 53 streams.