Pharrell made less than $3,000 in songwriter royalties from 43 million Pandora streams of “Happy”
This week, The Recording Academy announced its nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Among those up for Best Pop Solo Performance are”Happy (Live)” by Pharrell Williams and “All of Me” by John Legend.
Through the first three months of 2014, “Happy” was streamed 43 million times on Pandora, while “All Of Me” was played 55 million times on the service.
But how much money did all those streams make for the artists involved in creating the tracks?
According to an email from Sony/ATV head Martin Bandier obtained by Digital Music News’ Paul Resnikoff, “Happy” brought in just $2,700 in publisher and songwriter royalties in the first quarter of this year, while “All Of Me” yielded just $3,400.