"Her ubiquitous season hit, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” is so widely adored, it just broke Spotify’s single-day streaming record with almost 11 million listens on Dec. 24.
Yet, relatively speaking, the Christmas jingle won’t make that much money from this record-breaking day. Spotify pays whoever holds the rights to a song anywhere from $0.006 to $0.0084 per play. The rights “holder” can then split these earning between the record label, producers, artists, and songwriters, which means splitting pennies between many parties."
Mariah Carey's record-breaking day shows how little musicians make from Spotify
The pop star's Christmas song has been streamed more than 10 million times today. Relatively speaking, there won't be a huge payout.