All of the discussion about what music streaming pays out to artists and labels gets even more complicated when you view the subject globally. In many emerging markets, charging $10 per month is out of the question. But what kind of per stream payments do creators receive when a music subscription is just $2?
UPDATE: In Russia, Apple Music will reportedly cost $3.
Screenshots from a beta developer version Apple’s Music iOS 8.4 app show that the company’s streaming service will be priced at Rs. 120 or $2 $2 USD per month for an individual and $3 for a family plan in India.
While the pricing could change, it would similar to what Rdio and other subscription music services charge there. $2 is also the average cost of a digital album in India, according to TNW.