Streaming Services... What Are They Paying Artists? That's the question! If you only care about exposure, then consider this icing on top. If you don’t really need the exposure, then none of this really makes any sense. Here’s a quick rundown of the what the biggest streaming services are currently paying musicians and content owners.
Streaming services are not created equal, however, and while a paid subscription to each one would offer the best of all worlds, most people would find such a solution both cost prohibitive and unwieldy. Your best bet is to figure out which streaming service is best for your particular needs, and then pony up a subscription to enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. The question is, which one should you choose?