For an overview of our pricing model, see here:
Our model lets you affordably explore music while rewarding the artists you love – without being interruped by transactions, advertisements, and paywalls. Your spent credits go to the artists you listen to. They are not pooled or divided up by percentage of plays across the platform.
70% of what you spend on Resonate goes directly to those artists, labels or rights holders as earnings. 30% is reserved for the co-op and goes toward building and maintaining Resonate.
To purchase a track in full costs 1.25 EUR (~1.41 USD). This amount is paid gradually over your first 9 plays of a track. The first plays are very inexpensive and the price doubles with each play.
After your 9th play of the track, it’s free to stream from then on. You can find tracks you own in your Collection.
The Resonate Player keeps track of how many times you’ve listened to each song in our catalog. As you listen, credits are deducted from your account wallet.
While listening, you’ll never spend more credits than what you’ve added to your account wallet and you’ll never spend more than 1.022 credits per song. When you run out of credits in your account, you can purchase more.
After your 9th play of a track, you own it and stream it for free.
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- exchange rate at Jan 20, 2022
While listening, when is a play counted and credits are moved?
A track is counted as played upon passing the 45 second mark of the track. At this moment, the play is counted and credits are moved from your account into the artist’s account.
What about tracks shorter than 45 seconds?
Tracks that are shorter than 45 seconds are always free to stream. Plays are counted in the system, however there is no transaction; the listener is not charged and the track owner does not receive credits.
For those curious, credits are represented differently in our internal accounting. While a listener may see 23.029 credits in their account wallet on the Resonate Player, internally the number is tracked as 23029. This way, our system avoids decimals.
Rather like the difference between measuring something in meters vs millimeters, each has its use.