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Beatles iTunes Deal Pays Royalties Directly to Band, Publisher, Sources Say | Billboard.biz

For superstar artists, the royalty typically equals about 20%-25% of retail revenue. So in the case of iTunes’ Beatles sales, where tracks are sold to the merchant for about 90 cents and are retailed for $1.29, a standard contract with a typical superstar royalty rate of 20%-25% would pay the Beatles about 18 cents to 22.5 cents per track sale.

via Beatles iTunes Deal Pays Royalties Directly to Band, Publisher, Sources Say | Billboard.biz.

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