Profit Percentage for legal downloads




I am doing some research on Legal downloading sites and wondered if anyone knew what the breakdown of profit was for sites like itunes etc.

ie: How much goes to the record label,distributor, itunes etc.

I know this is a bit of a strange question but maybe someone knows the answer.




I believe that the artist is paid up front, so doesnt get a percentage after the deal with the company. For itunes, id imagine the record lable would get about 8p out of the download, and itunes (the distributer) would get the rest.