Different music streaming services have different methods of calculating payouts. Generally speaking, the two scenarios below apply to most music services.
When someone streams your music, you will get paid a proportionate share of the music service’s subscription or advertising revenue per month by location. Payments can change month to month, depending on how much of your music was streamed, the type of listener (subscriber or free), and the amount of subscription or advertising revenue generated.
If a music service offers digital downloads,payouts can vary based on the location of the listener.