Here’s How Much Money You’ll Make If You Write A Hit Christmas Song
Could you imagine making this much money for one month's work?
We all know that the same Christmas songs play year after year because they are simply classics. Have you ever wondered how much money the artists of those classic songs make? Hint: It’s a lot.
If you’ve seen the movie About A Boy, you’ll know already that if you write a hit Christmas song you’ll make bank. So how much do the likes of Slade, Mariah Carey and Cliff Richard get paid in royalties every December for their Christmas hits? This may shock you.
Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade – £500,000
Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues – £400,000
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey- £376,000
White Christmas by Bing Crosby – £328,000
Last Christmas by Wham! – £300,000
Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney – £260,000
Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard – £100,000
Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewie – £120,000
2000 Miles by The Pretenders – £102,000
Stay Another Day by Tony Mortimer, East 17 – £97,000
Surely it can’t be that hard to write a Christmas anthem! Time to get creative…
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