More Magic Money From iTunes Match (An Update)

By Jeff Price

In February, 2012 of this year we posted a blog article about the new money being generated for artists from Apple’s iTunes Match.

In its first three months of existence, it generated over $10,000 for TuneCore Artists, new money created from an innovative new service (you can learn more about iTunes Match here).

Now that a few more months have passed, and Apple has expanded iTunes Match into other countries outside of the U.S., we thought it would be cool to provide an update.

The end result: from Feb, 2012 – March, 2012 there has been another $90,000 earned for artists via iTunes Match, making a grand total of over $100,000 of new “magic” money. Not a bad start at all!

Check out the graphs below for the detail broken out by country…

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  • Brian Lewis

    iMatch pays about 0.25¢ to me per stream, which I have to pay a 1¢ stream mech. royalty. They pay the worst for streams. Napster pays me 1.3¢ and Rhapsody pays me 1¢. Or do I have it wrong? Is iMatch a stream or just extra $ I don’t have to pay royaltys on?

    • tunecore


      you do not need to pay $0.01 for mechanical royalties with iMatch

      12% of the iMatch revenue is for publishers

      so that would be 12% of whatever iMatch pays