Posted by germainej AKP STAFF 23 days ago

K-pop songwriters Cosmic Sound & former RaNia member Cosmic Girl reveal details on music industry


K-pop songwriters Cosmic Sound and former RaNia member Cosmic Girl revealed details on the music industry.

Cosmic Sound and Cosmic Girl sat down with the YouTube channel AYO to discuss writing music for the K-pop industry as well as details on money. One comment asked about royalties from a chart-topping song, and as the writer of #1 tracks like San E and Raina's "A Midsummer Night's Sweetness", "Me You", "Bad Year", and "Mohae", Cosmic Sound responded, "If you top the chart and come back down, the amount is not that big."

He continued that songwriters make money from staying on music charts, adding, "Every song could be different, but if you are #1, you would earn around 20-30 million Won ($16,843.17 USD - $25,264.76 USD)." Cosmic Sound and Cosmic Girl then said, "Of course, it could be different for everyone, so we can't speak on behalf of all songwriters."

Watch the full interview video above, and make sure to turn on the English captions!

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DMV2DMZ265 pts 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

I like Cosmic Sound and Cosmic Girl!! Some of Mamamoo's juiciest and most flavorful tracks involve the Cosmic Duo like: "Midnight Summer Dream", "Universe", and "I Miss You"! I hope they keep making catalog quality songs like these with Mamamoo!



AnonymousInsider893 pts 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Smart to keep it about something specific and even then very vague. They know where the sue me line is. This is something that surprises me when people talk about writers or how much individuals get. The idols and company aren’t splitting 100% they split the profit of each song. But this is also why not inflating numbers is important. Having honest numbers and getting a realistic idea of the fan base helps keep real goals in focus.



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