Gangnam $tyle

Every time you watch the Gangnam Style video, Korean pop-star Psy makes 0.325 cents.

Interesting article from Quartz about the most watched YouTube video ever and a peak at the economics of YouTube.  According to the article, Psy has generated $8M from 1.23 billion views, which works out to 0.65 cents per view.  Apparently the creator of a YouTube video keeps about half that.  Not a bad deal for Psy or Google.

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