Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, the most streamed track of the past decade at 2.3 billion plays, is estimated to have made Sheeran $14.6 million. The classical violinist Tamsin Little reported that for more than five million Spotify streams from albums she recorded in the 1990s she earned £12.34.
They want equitable remuneration — which guarantees 50 per cent of payment to the artist and 50 per cent to the label when a song is broadcast — to be applied to streaming.
OK. Ed wrote and performed the songs. Tamsin played and did not compose.