Rebecca Black Already a Millionaire With ITunes Sales
What is wrong with America? That's a question I'm not sure anyone can answer, but based on the new Rebecca Black news I think it is a question that deserves an answer.
According to Forbes.com Black's song "Friday" has incurred over two million downloads. Based on Apple's payment agreement Black will receive .70 cents for every download. Do the math and that equals $1.4 million dollars. Now that payment agreement only applies to songs downloaded in the U.S. We were unable to find what Apple pays for songs downloaded outside of the U.S., but odds are that it isn't that much less. Take into account that her song is still selling strong and in the end you have Rebecca Black entering the millionaires club.
You can also add $20,000 dollars made so far from all the YouTube views her video has had. According to Forbes, based on the number of views her video has received, and the payment agreement YouTube has with content uploaders who have ads on their videos, and Black will receive another $20,000.
This whole story is quite amazing and ridiculous at the same time. The only reason that Black has received so many YouTube views and iTunes downloads is because her song is so bad. People who want to make fun of her are actually helping her become a millionaire.
Only in American could this happen!