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Do artist make money when people buy their MP3 albums off of amazon?

Do artist make money when people buy their MP3 albums off of amazon? Topic: The case studios
June 17, 2019 / By Harriet
Question: lets say i download an album by eminem from amazon, and pay for it in this case, does eminem make the money? or does amazon make the money? or does eminem's recording studio make the money ?
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Donaldina Donaldina | 2 days ago
They all make money. Amazon makes money by charging more for the song then they pay for it. The label makes money by selling the song to Amazon. The label then pays the artist a royalty fee (usually around 9 cents per song. The recording studio made their money up front by charging the artist for use of the studio. Also, whoever wrote the song made money through royalties (if the singer and songwriter were the same person, they made two royalties).
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Donaldina Originally Answered: What is up with someone that calls themself an "artist"? And they want to make money?
Unfortunately, live artists very seldom make money unless they hit some sort of popular "nerve" that the media can exploit, and then their fame is brief anyway. Art that stands the test of time appreciates in value well after she and you will be history. Her talent is a gift for posterity -- that's what art really is. Now, as for you. If you love her and want to spend your life with her, you need to understand what it truly means for your beloved to have a passion outside of your relationship. Can you live with that? All the best!!
Donaldina Originally Answered: What is up with someone that calls themself an "artist"? And they want to make money?
art is a consumer product and an artist is also putting product out the door, just like you are. and when you do something like painting for a job it no longer becomes something you do for fun. it actually becomes work. many artist really do put in hard days work just like everyone else. She's doing something she likes, plus you says she has business sense so it's likely she will handle her art career in a good way. you forgot that there are other sources of income that may come from ones art. For example she keep the copyright to her art and even if she sales the main picture she could sell the image on things like posters , prints, postcards or what ever else you can stick an image on. if she's a good artist and does good marketing of her art derived products that could lead to a nice stream of income. If she's not good or good a selling her work then she might have a hard time. but other then that I hardly think she is wasting her time. Nor do I think you need to tell her that she is.
Donaldina Originally Answered: What is up with someone that calls themself an "artist"? And they want to make money?
My wife is an artist who wants to make money as a matter of principle. The principle is, The less or more that you are paid is a measure of the quality of your work. contributentrible to placing a value on your self worth. From 1950 to 1999 when I retired I was a Community Developer, a Realtor, a writer of human interest articles, a poet. I took lessons in writing and art. Thank goodness I had a job because my "art" was not lucrative. My best friend during that time was a starving artist named Fred Kimzey. My daughter and I own about 30 of his paintings. When I die, she will have a significant percentage of his work. He hated to sell his work because he felt like he was selling a slice of his soul, but, as he told me many times, he had to sell his work in order to pay the rent and buy groceries. You sound like a purist, a person who sees the world as black and white. That's fine. I take a broader view because I am CrG.

Cary Cary
song royalties for the songwriter are the same whether it's an album, cd, dvd, mp3 download - they also get royalties when a song is played on the radio. The "band" also usually gets a cut of album sales (even if they didn;t write the songs)
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Cary Originally Answered: How many people actually make money by putting there money in a bank?
When you open a bank account you make a contract with the bank and the papers you sign explain in detail what services and fees can be imposed by the bank. All you have to do is read it and follow the "rules" so that the bank isn't the smarter one and gets you on procedure mistakes. Yes, you do have money in your savings account... but did you ask the bank to link the two accounts and use funds from the savings account to cover any overdrafts you may have in the checking account? NO? Then why would they chance a law suit by touching your accounts without your permission and instructions? Be smarter than the bank.... and at least read and comprehend what you signed and agreed to. If you want them to perform a certain service then march in there, sit down with a banker and hash out the exact details and services you expect them to do for you. Banks impose fees according to rules and have to list those rules in writing and give them to you to read..... all you had to do is sit down and read and comprehend so that you can make sure not get into a situation that allows the bank to charge you with a fee. P.S. I would close my account with BofA... charging a fee for using your debit card is outrageous. (and being contested in court right now... stupid is as stupid does... BofA).
Cary Originally Answered: How many people actually make money by putting there money in a bank?
No one. In 30 years I have NEVER paid a penny in overdraft fees, nor to use my debit card nor to have a checking account. I earn interest not pay fees. Change banks and stop bouncing checks

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