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Ke$ha, The Black Eyed Peas and Adele Top the Charts for Most Revenue Made via Digital Downloads in Over a Decade
|By PR Newswire
|April 7, 2014 01:00 AM EDT
LONDON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
New website WhatTheArtistGot.com has revealed the top 10 songs that made the most revenue via digital downloads from 2002-2013, Ke$ha's Tik Tok, Black Eyed Peas' I Gotta Feeling and Adele's Rolling in the Deep taking the top spots.
Compiled by the music platform Songeist, WhatTheArtistGot.com gives the public the chance to see exactly where and to whom their money goes when they purchase a digital download.
Tik Tok and I Gotta Feeling beat revenues from the likes of Adele and Lady Gaga; selling near 15million digital copies respectively, both track's estimated revenue is £11,900,000.
However, calculations based on the conventional record industry model indicate that Ke$ha and Black Eyed Peas could have earned less than a fifteenth of this figure in royalties (£796,000).
If they had employed the Songeist model, with a flat fee of only 12p per track downloaded, they would have taken home £6million - more than seven times what the royalties for their songs accrued.
Top 10 songs that made the most revenue via digital downloads from 2002-2013:
Artist Track Year Genre
Ke$ha Tik Tok 2009 electro, pop
The Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling 2009 dance, pop
Adele Rolling in the Deep 2010 soul
Lady Gaga Poker Face 2008 electropop
LMFAO featuring Lauren
Bennett and GoonRock Party Rock Anthem 2011 electro, house
Maroon 5 featuring
Christina Aguilera Moves like Jagger 2011 pop
Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe 2011 pop
Gotye featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know 2011 alternative rock, indie pop
Eminem featuring Rihanna Love the Way You Lie 2010 hip hop
Katy Perry Firework 2010 disco, rock
Artist Digital track Ave cost Revenue Artist Songeist model
sales track Got
Ke$ha 15,000,000 0.79 GBP11.9M GBP796,000 GBP6,000,000
The Black Eyed Peas 15,000,000 0.79 GBP11.9M GBP796,000 GBP6,000,000
Adele 14,000,000 0.79 GBP11.1M GBP743,000 GBP5,600,000
Lady Gaga 14,000,000 0.79 GBP11.1M GBP743,000 GBP5,600,000
LMFAO featuring Lauren
Bennett and GoonRock 14,000,000 0.79 GBP11.1M GBP743,000 GBP5,600,000
Maroon 5 featuring
Christina Aguilera 13,900,000 0.79 GBP11.0M GBP738,000 GBP5,600,000
Carly Rae Jepsen 13,500,000 0.79 GBP10.7M GBP717,000 GBP5,400,000
Gotye featuring Kimbra 13,000,000 0.79 GBP10.3M GBP690,000 GBP5,200,000
Eminem featuring Rihanna 12,800,000 0.79 GBP10.1M GBP680,000 GBP5,100,000
Katy Perry 11,000,000 0.79 GBP8.7M GBP584,000 GBP4,400,000
WhatTheArtistGot.com allows fans to search through some of the most popular downloaded tracks of all time and discover the average cost for artists doing business through a traditional major record label, versus what they could have earned if they sold the track DIY through a platform such as Songeist.
The microsite empowers fans to give more of the money they spend on downloads to the musicians they love.
Last year saw global digital revenues grow by 4.3% on the previous year, to $5.9 billion* highlighting the digital channel as a key revenue stream.
Mark Pattison, Marketing Manager at Songeist comments, "The music industry is changing. Songeist believes that more and more artists will see a DIY approach as a viable alternative to the major label system. WhatTheArtistGot.com represents the core ethos of our business and conveys it to music fans in a clear, informative and engaging way".
Songeist is a new platform dedicated to supporting emerging music from around the globe. The site allows you to discover, share and download the best up-and-coming artists before you've heard them anywhere else.
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