Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. , February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSYCMS

A breakdown of Beyoncé’s revenue shows how little musicians make from streaming

$1.9 million

Beyoncé, the highest-paid singer of 2016, made only $1.9 million with streaming out of the $62.4 million she received last year.

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Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. , February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSYCMS
$1.9 million

Breakdown of Beyoncé’s revenue in 2016

Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. , February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSYCMS
$1.9 million

Beyoncé’s revenue shows how little musicians, even the most popular of them, make from streaming services, like Spotify and Tidal.

Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. , February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSYCMS
$1.9 million

It also shows the importance of live concerts. Only a fraction of Beyoncé’s revenue, about $7.7 million, came from record sales.

Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. , February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSYCMS
$1.9 million

That breakdown of revenue is common. Records sales have been falling for years, while Live concerts have been getting increasingly popular.

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