How does subscription work for MUSICIANS???

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
This is what I am pondering on...

Upon a subscription service, we pay a monthly fee to the record companies. So how does the record companies pay the artists???

From traditional sales, the artist gets a small piece of the pie for each sale.

From subscription, does the artist get paid everytime their song is downloaded? Or does the artist get a small slice of the subscription fee?

What I don't understand is how can musicians make $ from subscription services?

Thanks in advance,

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