빅뱅의 지드래곤이 지난해 음악 저작권 수입 순위 5위에 올라 눈길을 끌었다.
4일 오전 방송된 SBS ‘좋은아침’에서는 지난해 음악 저작권 수입 순위가 공개됐다. 이 순위에서 지드래곤은 총 수입 7억9000여만 원으로 5위를 기록해 누리꾼들의 관심을 모았다.
1위는 2011년에 이어 가수 겸 프로듀서 박진영이 차지했다. 지난해 박진영은 약 12억 원의 저작권 수입을 올린 것으로 알려졌다
박진영에 이어 2위에는 작곡가 조영수가, 3위와 4위에는 각각 테디, 유영진이 이름을 올렸다.
지드래곤 저작권수입을 접한 누리꾼들은 “지드래곤 저작권수입 순위, 8억이라니 대단하다”, “지드래곤 저작권수입 순위, 무려 5위나”, “지드래곤 저작권수입 순위, YG의 복덩어리” 등의 반응을 보였다.
한편 이 금액은 세금 징수 전 총액으로 실제 금액과는 차이가 있다고 방송은 덧붙였다. (헤럴드경제)
Park Jin-young earns big in digital royalties
Despite the nation’s two biggest entertainment agencies SM and YG dominating Korea’s mainstream music business, Park Jin-young, founder and CEO of JYP Entertainment, has topped the annual royalty rankings for the second straight year, according to Korea Music Copyright Association. He earned approximately 1.2 billion won last year.
With the Wonder Girls’ lackluster comeback last year eventually leading to the group’s hiatus early in the year as well as the less-than-impressive debut of JYP’s rookie duo 15& with “K-pop Star” winner Park Ji-min, JYPE seemed as though it was starting to slip between the cracks compared to its two rivaling giants in SM and YG. However, thanks to the producer’s past megahits including tracks by popular K-pop idol groups including g.o.d and 2PM, Park finds himself sitting comfortably off his digital sales royalties.
He has produced nearly 500 songs in his nearly two-decade career in the music industry, securing his spot in first place followed by famed local songwriter Cho Young-soo.
Cho, who had dominated the top of the royalty earnings ranks for four consecutive years from 2007 to 2010, sits in second place with over 973 million won last year. He is best known for composing the majority of SG Wannabe‘s hit tracks including “I Love You,” “Sunflower” and “Kwang” as well as singles for popular girl groups T-ara and Orange Caramel.
Coming in third and fourth places, respectively, are YG’s exclusive composer Teddy Park and SM’s chief producer Yoo Young-jin.
Korean-American rapper and producer Teddy -- who was behind Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby,” “Blue” and “Sunset Glow” and 2NE1’s “Can’t Nobody” and “Go Away” -- made about 900 million won in royalty earnings, while Yoo earned around 840 million won.
G-Dragon finds himself in fifth place with approximately 800 million won in digital singles income last year. The entertainer is well known for composing tracks as part of his solo career as well as leading popular idol group Big Bang. He recently released his second solo album, “Coup D’etat,” containing 12 self-written tracks.
By Julie Jackson