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90% of Songwriting Royalties for Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' Go to These Two People

90% of Songwriting Royalties for Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' Go to These Two People

Ariana Grande‘s song “7 Rings” is currently number one on the Billboard Hot 100, but she’s not going to earn as much for the song as her other hits.

The 25-year-old singer only has signed away 90% of the songwriter royalties for the song to Rodgers & Hammerstein, the composers of the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music.

The song has 10 credited writers, including Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, so Ariana splits the 10% with her other seven co-writers. She makes separate royalties as a recording artist.

Ariana‘s team brought the finished song to Concord, the music company that owns the R&H song catalog, just weeks before it was released. The company requested 90% of the royalties of “7 Rings” and Ariana‘s team accepted without negotiating a better arrangement.

Concord’s chief publishing executive Jake Wisely told the New York Times that Ariana‘s song “wouldn’t exist in its current form were it not for ‘My Favorite Things.’”

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  • Jeff

    10 writers to write such basic lyrics? What is wrong with pop music today?

  • Utope

    Bohemian Rhapsody was written by one person, Freddie Mercury. It’s still one of the greatest pop/rock songs to ever had been written. When you need 10 writers to write one song, and they are not in your band, there is something wrong with music.