How are musicians and songwriters compensated when their music is played on the radio, sold on digital platforms, webcast or streamed on interactive services? Click through any of the infographics below to see how the money flows for on US-based sales, performances and streams.
The information in this infographic is subject to change based on ongoing litigation, business model development and federal policymaking. FMC does its best to keep up with these changes and update the infographics accordingly.
|Broadcast radio and webcasting||Digital sales||Interactive streams|
|Big labels||Indie labels||Self released|
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