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KARA's "Mister" is the Most Paid Song From Royalties, Song Usage and Copyright for 2012!

KARA gets the top spot in most paid song with their addicting song, "Mister." The Ministry of Culture reveals the songs that made the most profit from royalties and copyright revenue back in 2012.

Oct 31, 2013 05:23 AM GMT
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The Ministry of Culture reveals the songs that made the most profit from royalties and copyright revenue back in 2012. The profits receive are not just from domestic and international downloads but also from fees received when songs are used in Karaoke joints, or performed overseas.

It was 2009 when KARA's addicting song; "Mister" was released, making it in 1st place for the year of 2012 with about 362 million KRW ($341,000). Meanwhile, Girls Generation's "Gee" went into the 2nd place which earned approximately 359 million KRW ($338,000).

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In the 3rd spot was Park Goo Yoon, a trot singer with 2010 song, "Only You" with an approximately profit of 249 million KRW ($235,000). The trot genre has been known to have a great feedbact to listeners even though it is not rampant in music charts however it is also known to popular in Japan.

KARA's 2010 song, "Jumping", is in the 4th place, which made about 237 million KRW (~$223,000). And last but not least is T-ara's 2011 popular song, "Roly Poly" in 5th place with an estimated profit of 199 million KRW ($188,000).

Meanwhile, for the copyright revenue's income in 2012, which was made internationally, Japan made up 91.5% of the total. The country was in control for the most of the overseas income by spending 11 billion KRW ($10 million) on Korean music. Australia came in 2nd place, having spent 150 million ($140,000.

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