Recently, Drake has released a new song with a whopping $18.1 million dollars in royalties to date! Let’s take a look at some of the songs that have made this list and see if any interest you today!
What is a musical royalty?
To put it simply, copyright royalties are what artists or writers get when they have created a song and it is covered on the radio or recorded in a studio. They depend on the term that their songs were released under. If a song was released in 1955, for example, the writer would get a percentage of the revenue from any recordings made, live performances, and digital downloads made after that year.
The song with the most royalties ever
The song with the most royalties ever was released in 2014 by Swedish pop group, Icona Pop. It has over $19 million in royalties alone.
How this song broke a record
The song has broken the Guinness World Record for the most royalties by earning more than $4 billion. Additionally, it is believed that the royalties will continue to grow as many people discover their favorite songs on streaming services.
How songs are calculated for royalties
The song “Happy” is the most lucrative song in history. It earned 11,014,678 dollars for every 1000 plays. This means that every time someone listened to this song on someone else’s radio station it made $11,014 of profit on that day.
The song with the second highest number of royalties
Taylor Swift’s song, “Shake It Off,” is currently the second highest number of royalty royalties in history. This song covers up to $104 million every year.
The first few years of this song’s life
The song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams has sold over a million copies in digital format. The song was released in 2014 and was the bestselling single of that year. This helps to make it one of the best-selling songs ever, as it’s not easily comparable to other songs because of how many sales have been made in recent years.
What made this song so unique and why it became famous
The song “My Way” was written by French-born American singer and composer Frank Sinatra. It was first released in 1969 but it didn’t become a success until the 1980s when it became an anthem for many people across the world including people from other countries. It’s popularity is attributed to its timeless lyrics, catchy melody, and the famous voice of Frank Sinatra.
Alternate versions of this song
The song Believe became a huge success as it reached number one on the charts. It was written before by Chris Cornell and John Bettis and was originally called Hunger Strike. The song has been remade by many artists over the years with different lyrics, but it’s most famous version is by Katy Perry.
The Beatles have released more than one thousand songs and have received hundreds of millions of dollars for the sales. Their song “Hey Jude” has had most royalties ever.