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How is a successful stream counted? How is a stream eligible for artist royalties?

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How is a successful stream counted? How is a stream eligible for artist royalties?

balisej
Newbie

I am an artist. I usually track the number of daily views through Spotify Daily Trends via Record Union.

I see a unusual change in the Stream count on Spotify. Number of streams of my album dropped significantly.

 

Can you tell me. At this time:

 

  1. How long do you have to listen for a song tocountas "played"?    Must Play full song or only more than 30 s ???
  1. If I put a song on repeat, does each time it playscount as a stream ?
  2. whatever changes related to Stream counts based on ip address or Source of play

Looking forward to receiving response from you soon

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Re: How is a successful stream counted? How is a stream eligible for artist royalties?

MattSuda
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Hey @balisej

 

I use Record Union too 🙂

 

1: For a song to be counted as "played" it has to be listened to for 30 seconds or more

 

2: Yes, repeats are counted as plays

 

3: Spotify has a system in place to detect if a user is abusing the playback of a song and in those cases the plays might not be counted.

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