Here is a pretty well designed info-graphic (from Information Is Beautiful) about the amount of online sales a solo musician must sell in order to make a US monthly minimum wage of $1,160. It’s a bit sobering to see how little they payout is for some of these services we are buying from. I mean, $0.0017 per stream on Spotify?! It almost makes me want to start purchasing directly from the artists themselves instead of iTunes. It also makes you realize that most of the musicians and artists you listen to are probably doing it more for the love of what they do rather than the money.