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Do broadway/oprea actors get royalties from the soundtrack?

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 like dose Kelly o Hara get a check every month for all the soundtracks she was a part of? Odd question just wondering 

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Cast recordings.

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Cast albums are usually done on a single payout basis, cast members get a week's pay for showing up and recording, something like that -- exceptions are made with big stars, depending on contracts, and so on, who might get more frequent payouts.  If something sells really well, there's sometimes a bonus at the 100,000 sales mark.  Doesn't happen often.

I don't know how it works with opera recordings.  Probably similarly.  I imagine Pavarotti-level stars had something in their contracts.

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"Cast albums are usually done on a single payout basis, cast members get a week's pay for showing up and recording, something like that -- exceptions are made with big stars, depending on contracts, and so on, who might get more frequent payouts.  If something sells really well, there's sometimes a bonus at the 100,000 sales mark.  Doesn't happen often.

I don't know how it works with opera recordings.  Probably similarly.  I imagine Pavarotti-level stars had something in their contracts."

So the cast of "Hamilton" might do better than the average - lol

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I’m curious about streaming platforms. I don’t really buy physical albums or even digitally and I mostly use Apple Music and Spotify. Do they still make money for every time an album or track gets streamed?
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Call_me_jorge said: "I’m curious about streaming platforms. I don’t really buy physical albums or even digitally and I mostly use Apple Music and Spotify. Do they still make money for every time an album or track gets streamed?"



Streaming platforms must pay per track stream according to contract; there's a minimum per song which of course is then divided between the people who are due royalties from sales [and, now streams].