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'Gangnam Style' made $8 million in revenue from YouTube, alone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2013 22:46 User comments (10)

'Gangnam Style' made $8 million in revenue from YouTube, alone Google has noted today that Psy's blockbuster 'Gangnam Style' made over $8 million in revenue from the video sharing site.
Gangnam is the most-watched YouTube video of all-time, reaching 1.2 billion views since its launch in the summer of last year.

CBO Nikesh Arora boasted the figure during the company's quarterly earnings report.

Originators of videos normally keep 50 percent of the revenue after a certain point, which implies that Psy and his label have made $4 million just from YouTube in the last 7 months.

This figure does not include iTunes, streaming or other forms of revenue generation but it seems that Psy had a very good year.

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10 user comments

123.1.2013 11:39

damnnn

223.1.2013 12:05

Now who wants to guess how many of those hits were bought?

323.1.2013 13:50

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Now who wants to guess how many of those hits were bought?
Not sure what you mean there. But wonder how tiny a cut he'll get from the record label? Give him a copy a StarCraft maybe? lol
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Jan 2013 @ 13:51

Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

423.1.2013 16:26

There's a huge industry involved in buying fake YouTube "views"/hits. It's been a big scandal in the past few months, since YouTube started showing the origins of views (for instance, all the hits for a given video coming from Lithuania, Kazakhstan, and so on). A couple of large companies lost all of their view counts.

526.1.2013 0:30

Christ. Kill me now.

Next After Dawn newsletter will tell us that Honey Boo Boo is the highest rated tv show and everyone on it is nominated for a Golden Globe.


Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
who dare to cross the line.
But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

626.1.2013 22:04

The profitable marketing of hate.

726.1.2013 23:33

Eh? You're going to have a hard time convincing me that "Gangnam Style" is hateful of anyone, dude.

827.1.2013 6:20

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Eh? You're going to have a hard time convincing me that "Gangnam Style" is hateful of anyone, dude.
Sorry, I'm referring to Psy[kotex]'s now walked back anti-American remarks.

927.1.2013 8:41

psy's song which featured anti amercan remarks was not officialy released in usa.it was also a long time ago and written in anger.psy holds no grudge against american and doesnt preach hatred against americans.
also gangnam style has nothing to do with that.

american troops killed innocent people and were not held accountable and probably still kill innocent people and dont get held accountable.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jan 2013 @ 8:42

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

1027.1.2013 10:33

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
american troops killed innocent people and were not held accountable and probably still kill innocent people and dont get held accountable.
Of course you are right; The Imperialist Americans should have minded their own business throughout history and let the chips fall as they may.

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