Over a six-month period, Ms. Keating’s songs had been played on Pandora more than 1.5 million times; that earned her all of $1,652.74. She had 131,000 plays on Spotify in 2012. She took home $547.71, or less than half a penny per play.
There are no easy answers here. I have been advised to never give away original art, use prints. It costs more for me to make a print and frame it than it does to paint a picture but a print can sell over and over. I wonder if there is a subscription service for fine art where you can switch out your paintings every few months?