How much does it cost to start a music streaming service?
- Gordon BLv 612 months ago
The biggest costs would be bandwidth and the rights to stream the music depending on area.
Licensing is the biggest cost, one of the reasons Pandora shut down in the UK/EU was the costs.
- Anonymous12 months ago
Impossible to answer
You'll have to pay a lot of money for server hosting, that would depend on who is hosting it and what package you go for. You'll also have to aquire the licenses to stream the music, you can't just take artist's music and put it on your site and everybody will charge differently depending on how popular they are and what label they're signed with.
Spotify moved to Google servers a couple of years back, in 2016 it was said that Spotify esitmates it'll cost $290K a month to run the servers alone, so that doesn't include maintaining the actual site, apps and licenses.