jul 27

New Music Model

This is surprising and also good news from the music industry: Avril Lavigne has made over $2 million this year off YouTube due to the ads on the video for "Girlfriend". Update from the comments: there's no check written yet.


Yeah, but her video is the most viewed YouTube video of all time, so this isn't exactly a business model to bank on.


posted by Doghouse at 4:31 PM on July 27, 2008

she has received no cash - that would be a virtual $2M that her manager is hoping she will one day receive vis-a-vis youtube/google

posted by dean wermer at 4:44 PM on July 27, 2008

You should read this article in Silicon Alley Insider to get a longer explanation on what dean wermer was talking about. Still, I would think that youtube should eventually become a pretty good source of income for the music biz. It is just going to take time. I think it all has to be with how well the music biz can change their business model.

posted by mw at 4:46 PM on July 27, 2008

Thnx, updated.

posted by Rex at 4:56 PM on July 27, 2008

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