All streaming music services are not created equal, at least when its comes to payments. A myriad of advances to major labels, fine print and legal trickery makes it impossible to declare one service more artist friendly than another. But occasionally something emerges that sheds a bit of light.
Most streaming music services pay 10.5% of total revenues to U.S. publishers and publishing rights holders.
Apple Music pays 13.5%.
Therefore, each stream on Apple Music pays 33% more in publishing royalties than most other streaming music services.