Cellist and composer Zoe Keating has won legions of fans with recordings and performances that use live sampling to create a rhythmically and sonically dense, almost otherworldly sound. To her fellow independent artists, she's also an inspiration and a thought leader.
The centerpiece of Keating's outreach is the much anticipated annual release of her Spotify and other streaming data, including earnings. 'Highlights' of her 2018 report range from 2.25 million streams on Spotify netting her $12,231 to a $15 check from YouTube Music and a shoutout to Bandcamp.
As a truly independent self-recorded, self-released and self-published artist, Keating's earnings offer a snapshot devoid of the complex deals and splits that cloud the income analysis of many of the other artists that randomly share their streaming stats.
This year, Keating announced her earnings to her 990,000 Twitter followers.
More about my streaming year:— Zoe Keating (@zoecello) December 17, 2018
1,448,186 Pandora listens $2,818
127,313 Amazon Prime $427
62,426 Amazon Music Service $716
3,936 Youtube Music $15
3,443 Tidal $47
673,000 Apple Music streams - amount, beats me. Anyone know how to tease that out of obtuse iTunes Connect reports? https://t.co/XZMGa15RK7
And... a huge THANK YOU to the many, many of you who have bought albums, come to concerts, told your friends, licensed my music and hired me. I bow to you. https://t.co/XZMGa15RK7— Zoe Keating (@zoecello) December 15, 2018