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PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Earns $8 Million in Ad Revenues on YouTube

January 23, 2013 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has turned a huge profit for both Google and its artist. CMU reports thatr the video, which is the most watched in the history of YouTube, has garnered over $8 million in ad revenue.

Since the copyright owner gets 50% of all ad revenue, “Gangnam Style” has generated about $4 million for both Google and PSY. The video has garnered over 1.23 billion views, which suggest it is earning about $6.50 per 1,000 streams. That is a premium rate for YouTube.

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