Pricing in the Music Stores.

  Wholesale and Retail.

Pricing:

Most of the major music stores automatically set the Wholesale Price and the Retail Price of your albums. However, some music stores like iTunes and Amazon allow you to select a Wholesale Price for your album that will in essence determine the Retail Price that your content is sold for in their store(s). You will have the option of selecting the Wholesale price for your album(s) for iTunes and AmazonMP3 during the album submission process within your Dashboard at Catapult.

Below are pricing tables for some of the major music stores.


iTunes

Try out our iTunes Pricing Calculator to find out what pricing tiers are available for your content

iTunes Pricing Calculator

Wholesale Price Tiers Wholesale Price Estimated Retail Price
Single TrackTrack $0.70$0.99
Digital 45 1Album $1.40 / Track $0.70$1.98
Mini EP 2Album $2.10 / Track $0.70$2.97
EP 3Album $2.80 / Track $0.70$3.96
Mini AlbumAlbum $3.50 / Track $0.70$4.95
Budget OneAlbum $4.20 / Track $0.70$5.94
Budget Two Album $4.90 / Track $0.70$6.93
BackAlbum $5.60 / Track $0.70$7.92
MidAlbum $6.30 / Track $0.70$8.91
Mid/FrontAlbum $7.00 / Track $0.70$9.90
Front OneAlbum $7.70 / Track $0.70$10.89
Front TwoAlbum $8.40 / Track $0.70$11.88

* You cannot select a tier that would cause the wholesale price for any album to exceed the aggregate price of the single tracks on that album if sold separately as single tracks.

** If a single track album has a length greater than 10 minutes, then the lowest tier is EP.

1 Digital 45 Tier is only available for albums with no more than 4 tracks.

2 Mini EP Tier is only available for albums with no more than 7 tracks.

3 EP Tier is only available for albums with no more than 10 tracks.

Apple Music

Apple Music is a subscription based music service. All content on Apple Music is streamed over the internet to their paid subscribers. Apple Music pays out a proportionate share of the subscription income that they receive from their customers for the content they stream. This share of income changes every month and depends on a multiple of factors such as Apple Music's total subscription income from their subscribers, the subscription tier of each subscriber, the total number of streams or downloads that take place in Apple Music in a given month, and the total number of an Artist's or Label's content streams in their store in a given month. Because these factors change each month, there is not a specific amount per stream that can be stated.

However, for streams that take place during a customer's free trial, Apple Music will pay the following per stream

Territory Wholesale Cost Per Stream
United States0.002 USD
Canada0.002 CAD
Argentina0.001 USD
Australia0.00218 AUD
Austria0.00167 EUR
Belgium0.00165 EUR
Bolivia0.0012 USD
Brazil0.001 USD
Bulgaria0.00083 EUR
Caribbean0.0012 USD
Chile0.001 USD
Colombia0.001 USD
Costa Rica0.0012 USD
Cyprus0.00118 EUR
Czech Republic0.00099 EUR
Denmark0.01584 DKK
Dominican Republic0.0012 USD
Ecuador0.0012 USD
El Salvador0.0012 USD
Estonia0.00117 EUR
Finland0.00161 EUR
France0.00167 EUR
French Guiana0.001 USD
Germany0.00168 EUR
Greece0.00114 EUR
Guatemala0.0012 USD
Honduras0.0012 USD
Hong Kong0.0096 HKD
Hungary0.00079 EUR
India0.01655 INR
Indonesia13.8 IDR
Ireland0.00162 EUR
Israel0.00598 ILS
Italy0.00164 EUR
Japan0.4 JPD
Latvia0.00116 EUR
Lithuania0.00116 EUR
Luxembourg0.00171 EUR
Malaysia0.0008 USD
Malta0.00119 EUR
Mexico0.0198 MXN
New Zealand0.0026 NZD
Netherlands0.00165 EUR
Nicaragua0.0012 USD
Norway0.01584 NOK
Panama0.0012 USD
Paraguay0.0012 USD
Peru0.0012 USD
Poland0.00081 EUR
Portugal0.00114 EUR
Romania0.0008 EUR
Russia0.02331 RUB
Singapore0.002 SD
Slovakia0.001 EUR
Slovenia0.00098 EUR
Spain0.00165 EUR
South Africa0.01052 ZAR
Sweden0.01584 SEK
Switzerland0.0024 CHF
Taiwan0.03 NTD
United Kingdom0.00167 GBP
Uruguay0.001 USD
Venezuala0.0012 USD

AmazonMP3

AmazonMP3 (Single Tracks) Wholesale Price
AmazonMP3 USAUSD $0.63
AmazonMP3 (Albums < 10 Tracks) Wholesale Price
AmazonMP3 USAUSD $1.26 to $6.30 (tier dependent)
AmazonMP3 (Albums > 10 Tracks) Wholesale Price
AmazonMP3 USA $4.00 to $7.00 (tier dependent)

Rhapsody

Rhapsody (Single Tracks) Wholesale Price
Rhapsody Non-Subscribers USD $0.70
Rhapsody Sub-Subscribers/Trial Users USD $0.65
Rhapsody (Albums) Wholesale Price
Rhapsody Non-Subscribers The lesser of:
# of Tracks x $0.70 or $6.50
Rhapsody Subscribers/Trial Users The lesser of:
# of Tracks x $0.65 or $6.50

eMusic

eMusic Worldwide (USA, Canada, UK, Europe) Wholesale Price
eMusic Free Trial Period 25 Free Downloads (No Payout)
eMusic Basic $0.33 per track
eMusic Plus $0.30 per track
eMusic Premium $0.27 per track

Medianet

Medianet (Single Tracks) Wholesale Price
Medianet USA USD $0.70
Medianet UK BPD $0.49
Medienet CA CAD £0.72
Medianet (Albums) Wholesale Price
Medianet USA USD $7.00 (Standard Midline)
Medianet UK BPD $4.99 (Standard Midline)
Medienet CA CAD £7.00 (Standard Midline)

xBox

xBox (Single Tracks) Wholesale Price
xBox US USD $0.70
xBox UK BPD $0.49
xBox CA CAD £0.72
xBox (Albums) Wholesale Price
xBox US USD $7.00 (Standard Midline)
xBox UK BPD $4.99 (Standard Midline)
xBox CA CAD £7.00 (Standard Midline)

Spotify

Spotify is a subscription based music service. All content on Spotify is streamed or downloaded over the internet to their paid subscribers. Spotify pays out a proportionate share of the subscription income that they receive from their customers for the content they stream. This share of income changes every month and depends on a multiple of factors such as Spotify's total subscription income from their subscribers, the subscription tier of each subscriber, the total number of streams or downloads that take place in Spotify in a given month, and the total number of an Artist's or Label's content streams in their store in a given month. Because these factors change each month, there is not a specific amount per stream that can be stated.


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