Where can I find up-to-date information about my track sales?
Click on the menu section “Accounting” in the REBEAT Digital software.
Here you will find your personal figures, which are updated as soon the stores have delivered their reports. Most stores provide this data once a month.
The REBEAT Digital Dashboard
The menu section “Accounting” also contains the “Dashboard”. Here you can check out your sales and even have individual sales pinpointed via postcode! An extensive filter system makes it even easier for users with a large volume of music content to keep a handle on things. The Dashboard also provides daily sales figures from iTunes, Beatport, emusic and others.
REBEAT Digital provides monthly bills, including the deducted 15% of the profit margin together with any relevant copyright charges. As soon as EUR 50,- net has been collected funds shall be transferred.
Please note that it can take up to several months before the first payments reach REBEAT Digital from the various online stores. Delays can occur.
How much can I expect from a single track sale?
Unlike many other providers REBEAT Digital supplies the online music stores directly. There are therefore no additional middleman costs.
This means a 20-50% increase in revenue for the user!
The actual price per song depends on things such as: the individual online music store’s business model, market rate, point of sale, and relative royalties. As a result it is not possible to provide a lump-sum amount per song.
(the mechanical royalties cited represent the minimum amount)
The various business models of the online music stores:
Full track downloads -
- Full track downloads (e.g. iTunes)
- Subscription based (e.g. Napster)
- Streaming (e.g. Spotify)
- Bundles (e.g. Nokia Comes with Music)
in this case the projected wholesale price (i.e. the portion that REBEAT Digital collects from the online music stores) for a track is between EUR 0.70 and EUR 0.40.
With the subscription model
revenue is calculated from the subscription fees divided by the number of tracks downloaded.
So a regularly downloaded track achieves a higher percentage than one with only a few hits.
In the case of most subscription stores tracks can only be listened to on the computer itself. The tracks can’t be burned to CD or be exported onto mp3 players.
Generally speaking revenues from subscription stores tend to be in the region of a tenth of a Euro cent per track sold. If a track achieves more frequent downloads then the revenues will of course be higher.
The chance of a pay-out for a stream is of course less likely than for a download. In the case of a download, however, only one single payment is made, whereas a stream pay-out occurs every time the track is streamed. All in all this can make a big difference, meaning that this important part of the digital music industry ought not to be underrated!
With streaming the end user has several options regarding service packages, for example:
- Advertising-financed model
(free for end users, ad. placements)
- Unlimited model
(basic features for a nominal fee – no advertising)
- Premium model
(monthly fixed price, full use of all functions, no advertising)
Pay-out figures will vary according to which model one uses to stream the tracks. As a result no precise pay-out information can be provided here.
Regarding bundles, the fee for using the music/track is included in the sales price of another product, e.g. a mobile phone. For every bundle sold a lump sum will be paid out, which is then divided and paid out pro rata to those who hold the rights to the music/track.