The highest-earning songwriters of all time

They're flush with royalties

Stars Insider

06/06/22 | StarsInsider


Songwriters don’t get as much credit from the general public as they should. Most of the hits that we hear are the product of one or several songwriters behind the scenes, crafting that perfectly bouncy, catchy, and singable chorus that makes you hop out of bed on a Sunday morning and dance your way to the shower. What we also don’t think of often is where the money goes. A lot of the earnings from hit songs will go to the record label and management, and after that the profits are split between the artist, songwriters, and whomever else. The difference is that a songwriter can benefit from leveraging the popularity of many different artists at once. For example, a songwriter can be reaping the financial benefits of several pop stars in the charts.

With this in mind, it's time to look at the highest-earning songwriters of all time. To learn who they are, click through this gallery.

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