Taylor Swift at 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Taylor Swift attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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As part of Billboard's annual Moneymakers ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring.

Publishing is the long tail of record industry revenues, giving a steady stream of income to songwriters with a golden touch. This year's top-earning artist, Taylor Swift, can certainly claim that gift.

This article originally appeared in the May 14 issue of Billboard.