Selling Out

How much do music artists earn online?

In one month to earn $1,160.00 minimum wage they

Must sell That's Each
costs
They
earn
Using
145 Self-pressed CDs
4.8 per day $9.99 $8 CD"
155 CD albums
5.1 per day $9.99 $7.5 cdbaby"
1,160 Retail album CDs
(high end royalty deal)
1.6 per hour $9.99 $1 CD"
1,234 Album downloads
1.7 per hour $9.99 $0.94 Napster-iTunes"
1,568 MP3 downloads
2.1 per hour $0.99 $0.74 cdbaby"
2,035 MP3 downloads
via iTunes
2.8 per hour $0.99 $0.57 cdbaby"
3,867 Retail album CDs
(low end royalty deal)
5.3 per hour $0.99 $0.3 CD"
12,889 Track downloads
17.6 per hour $0.99 $0.09 Amazon-iTunes"
232,000 Free on demand streams
5.3 per minute $fixed $0.005 last.fm"
527,273 Streams
12.0 per minute $fixed $0.0022 Rhapsody"
2,697,674 Streams
1.0 per second $fixed $0.00043 spotify"

An attempt to increase the somewhat lacking information density of the otherwise very beautiful
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Ryan 'pizza' Flynn