If you found out that you had gotten over 72K plays in a 3 month period for music you had released 7 years ago, you'd think that was pretty good, right?
I'm going to do this from time to time just so people can see what streaming music pays the songwriters. Here is one section of our first quarter royalty statement from 2014, it covers 3 months. Based on this section of the statement, 72,098 plays paid $4.82*. That is .00006685 cents PER PLAY.