Psy Earned $8 Million From YouTube Through Gangnam Style

Posted Jan 24, 2013

How much does Psy make from YouTube?  The Korean pop singer hit over 1.23 billion views for the song “Gangnam Style.”  As a result, he made around $8 million in revenue according to Google chief business officer Nikesh Arora on the Q4 earnings call.  When you break down the numbers, this means that Psy made around 0.65 cents every time someone played the video.  Since YouTube videos keep around half of the money, this means that Psy and his record company took home around $4 million.