Currently services like Apple Music calculate an average per stream price that takes into account whole sum of money from paying subscribers in a specific country divided by the total number of streams from those subscribers. This hugely favors the most popular artists and leaves the independent smaller artists in a less ideal situation. What do I mean by that? Imagine there is a fan of a specific genre. Let it be a jazz fan who, in a specific month, will listen mostly to a couple of newly released albums by the two of his favorite artists. Now imagine those two albums get 300 streams each from him during that month, giving a total of 600 and let's assume he also listened to some other music but that would cover only 100 streams, giving the total of 700. Now, if his monthly subscription is $10 and the platform takes their 30% leaving $7 to distribute to artists, that should account for $3 for each of the newly released albums and $1 for the rest of the streams. That returns 1.4 cent per stream, yet the artists will still get around 0.3 cent per stream, because of the global calculation the streaming platforms use.