How rich is Rebecca Black?
Rebecca Black Net Worth:
|Birth date:||June 21, 1997|
|Birth place:||Irvine, California, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Dancer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Parents:||Georgina Marquez Kelly, John Jeffery Black|
|Movies:||Legend of a Rabbit|
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Rebecca Black Net Worth $1.2 Million
American pop singer, Rebecca Black, has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million. Black had recorded the tune several months earlier with the support of Ark Music Factory, an L.A.-based record label and production facility with a roster of young, aspiring pop singers. Before the month was up, “Friday” had cracked the Billboard charts and racked up more than 64 million views on YouTube, despite an almost universally negative reply from media outlets.
Put more bluntly, the video end up being the laughingstock of millions, who have latched to its simplistic lyrics and low-price polish to shove it into the public consciousness. Despite the movement’s dubious beginnings, though, Black may be the one laughing now.
Black’s melody comes courtesy of Ark Music Factory, a so called record label that churns out tween pop for a couple of thousand bucks a melody. Co-founded by Patrice Wilson and Clarence Jey, the business courts youthful teen vocalists and “hints” millions to short, vanity recording jobs. Jey reportedly is the lyrical master behind “Friday.” Jey’s mother paid $4,000 to have the single and an accompanying music video put out as a dressing table release.
It would seem that the investment paid off, many times around. Even though the YouTube/Google party line on video ad revenue is obscure (“There are no guarantees under the YouTube Partner agreement about just how much you’ll be paid.”) some digging turns up speculation on potential gains. TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld reported on Google and YouTube’s revenue figures. Looking at 2010’s real numbers, the website makes about $1 per thousand page views. For videos running ads included in the revenue sharing program, that revenue is then split between YouTube and the content originator. Content creators, or partners, take 68% of the gain. The revenue does not stop there, however. Where Google has had a notoriously tough time monetizing YouTube content, Apple’s iTunes has had significantly fewer issues. Since reaching the online music store, “Friday” has amassed a staggering quantity of downloads, reportedly topping 2 million; the tune sat at #45 on the iTunes Top Singles chart. According to 101 Distribution, an independent music provider, iTunes pays out $.70 per single download in the United States. That is a much juicier check for Black and Ark Music Factory; even if the numbers are exaggerated, the ingestion from “Friday” could top $1 million. What is more, Black is planning to release an acoustic model of the tune to disprove speculation that her voice is reliant on AutoTune. According to The Daily Beast, Black intends to give a portion of her profits to “Japan relief organizations and school arts programs.” Like it or not like it, there’s likely a lot more to come from Rebecca Black and Ark Music Factory.