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This article was published on June 10, 2010

    How much (or little) do musicians make online?

    How much (or little) do musicians make online?
    Chad Catacchio
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    Chad Catacchio

    Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in th Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in the US and China. Check out his personal blog to connect with him or follow him on Twitter (if you dare).

    This chart shows how much sales or online music plays a musician has to make to equal the USA minimum monthly wage. Of course, musicians get income from multiple sources, but this certainly does show that it takes a lot of song plays to make a living strictly from streaming.

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