How are the 99cents / track splitted between Apple, Artists ...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2003
    Columbus, Ohio area
    just remember

    That many times the Record company foots the bill for all production, marketing, videos, etc. So in some cases, this price is probably good (recouping their expenses)...but for many small artists, this isn't so great.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jerry Spoon

    Jan 8, 2002
    Historic St. Charles
    Is my mental math failing me, or did that only add up to 91 cents? Who gets the rest? Credit card companies? That seems like a pretty big % for them.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2003
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2003
    Can't be right...

    I work with a band, they are in the process of getting into the Apple Store as an independant.

    They get 91 cents, for every song they sell.

    8 cents goes between the Apple Store, and to CD Baby.

    I don't know where this fellow is getting his info from, or if what CD Baby told me is false.

  6. macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2002
    France, Europe
    Can't be right...

    sorry but it can't be right
    I know the story from CDbaby, but I do not believe at all
    91% to the singer/band is just not possible.
    otherwise all famous singer/band will just stop their contract with their record company, and become independent...
    By the way you should also know that 10% is actually what famous artist can actually get.
    most of the new bands/singer will normally get around 5-7%, they get famous, known, popular, but do not really get money out of it...
    The rolling stones, and such bands/singer scan probably get around 15%, but this exception to the rules.
    Now I think if independent label or artist can directly submit to Apple their production without going through the big labels, then Apple will get support from the music bands for sure. Apple might get it right finally where many other trials failed before...if Apple can implment a submission system for a new band / singer to be available on iTMS.

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