Planning a new release? This calculator lets you estimate roughly how many streams you’d need on Spotify to cover the cost of recording & promoting it.

As well as the total number of streams needed per album and per track, you’ll also see how many monthly streams you’d need to make your money back in an 18-month or 5-year period.

It also doesn’t take into account income from sales of physical CDs or on any other digital platforms, so if you’re also selling via these channels, you would need fewer streams to break even.

NB: This calculator is only meant as an unofficial rough guide to help you set some goals for your Spotify presence. There is not one fixed and publicly available ‘income per stream’ figure, so it’s based on current estimates and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. It also assumes you own the recordings and are not paying a royalty to a record label. 

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