Apple Music Streaming

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Smokey_Rasta_SA, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Smokey_Rasta_SA macrumors newbie


    Nov 9, 2015
    Hi Guys,

    I have a rather simple question to ask with regards to streaming on Apple Music.

    I know for a fact that Apple pays an artist $2.47 for every thousand songs streamed, but what exactly constitutes a "Stream"? Would a stream be starting the song, 30 seconds of the song, half of the songs duration or 90% of the song?

    Thanks :)
  2. princessgleek macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2015
    I think it's 30 seconds, but I'm not 100 per cent certain, i've accidently clicked on songs before and let them play for 10 seconds or so. On that question does Apple keep track on what songs you play offline
  3. Smokey_Rasta_SA thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 9, 2015
    I also made a logical guess that they would pay the artist after 30 seconds of streaming.

    Yes, I am sure they do since it would not make sense to not to that, and they track if your downloaded it etc
  4. psylence2k macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012

    I know your Itunes library keeps track of how many times you play a song so it would make sense that Apple Music should sync that info as well when re-connecting but who knows.
  5. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    I though it did not matter if it was 1 second or 30 seconds hence the limited skipping of "free tier" streaming services.

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