Rebecca Black is a millionaire via iTunes and Youtube money!!! U g0 grrl! | Hipster Runoff

Rebecca Black is a millionaire via iTunes and Youtube money!!! U g0 grrl!

Rebecca Black is a millionaire via iTunes and Youtube money!!! U g0 grrl!

by the UlTiMaTe LaMeStReAmER!!!

I love love love Rebecca Black's song "FRIDAY" (no, not the black ppl movie)... It went viral, and every1 was making fun of it, but Rebecca BB is laughing all the way 2 the bank!

I was reading a blog that said Rebecca Black is likely a MILLIONAIRE based on her sales numbers. U did it, bb!

It would seem that the investment paid off, many times over. Although the YouTube/Google party line on video ad revenue is vague (“There are no guarantees under the YouTube Partner agreement about how much you will be paid.”) some digging turns up speculation on potential profits. TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld reported today on Google and YouTube’s revenue figures. Looking at 2010’s actual numbers, the site makes about $1 per thousand page views. For videos running ads as part of the revenue sharing program, that revenue is then split between YouTube and the content creator. Content creators, or partners, take 68% of the profit. At 30,000,000 views, that lands Black and Ark Music Factory $20,000 – a 1000% return on investment. That number matches the figure reported by Damian Kulash Jr., the lead singer of indie pop band OK Go, who have made a name for themselves via viral videos.

The revenue doesn’t stop there, though. Where Google has had a notoriously tough time monetizing YouTube content, Apple’s iTunes has had significantly fewer problems. Since hitting the online music store last Monday, “Friday” has amassed a staggering number of downloads, reportedly topping 2 million; the song currently sits at #45 on the iTunes Top Singles chart. According to 101 Distribution, an independent music distributor, iTunes pays out $.70 per single download in the United States. That’s a much juicier check for Black and Ark Music Factory; even if the numbers are exaggerated, the intake from “Friday” could top $1 million. What’s more, Black is planning to release an acoustic version of the song to disprove speculation that her voice is reliant on AutoTune. Cha-ching!

OMG... I hope I meet Becca and she takes me on a Forever21 shopping spree :-)

Becca is an amazing artist, and u have to give her props for following her dreams, neglecting all the h8rs, and BEING HERSELF... Ur a strong young woman and I wish I had role models like her when I was growing up because my mom was never that supportive and I ended up doing the exact same job as her.


Let's meet up for a burger some time, bb! You can treat me :-) (I gotta find a way to go viral).