* At an event in Chiba, Kenji Darvish asked the organizers if they could reimburse the \8.5 million which he used to pay for the Benz that he bought on Tunnels' program. (Related post HERE)
* "This is of course a joke. Darvish was on the Tunnel's program in June, and was made to buy a Benz last August due to him losing to AKB in the 'Kuwazu Girai' corner of the show. He probably really didn't like the idea of spending that much, but everyone was surprised that he paid for it in cash." - (music writer)
* The topic shifted to money, and the host then started to ask the vocalist Shō Kiryūin about the amount of royalties he's earning.
* Host: "Kiryūin-san's royalties must be massive."
Kiryūin: "We're not just talking about a Benz here. Seriously, why is the tax amount that insane?"
Darvish: "6.5 billion."
* The music writer comments: "He denied it immediately as that's an insane amount. Their 7th single 'Memeshikute', which was released in 2009, became a hit 2 years ago and was at the top of Oricon's 'weekly karaoke rankings chart' for 50 consecutive weeks, breaking AKB48's record of 48 consecutive weeks with their song 'Heavy Rotation'".
* "There are about 130,000 karaoke rooms within the country, and that doesn't even count all those small establishments with karaoke machines in them. Kiryūin who wrote and composed the song probably earns \4-5 each time the song is played on karaoke. Even if you compute the song being sung once a day per room, then that's roughly \1 million a day. With that computation, he earns about \300 million in a year just from royalties. Whatever the true amount is, there's no doubt that he's paid in the region of over 100 million in taxes.
- こんな胡散臭い企画モノのイロモノがそんなに貰えるんか？ほとんど事務所にピンはねされるんじゃねDoes this fishy, novelty group really earn that much?
Won't the agency get the majority of their earnings?
- ゴールデンボンバーって昔で言うとXみたいなポジションなんでしょGolden Bomber's in like what X's position used to be, right?
- 元相方の相方はトラブってるし完全に勝ち組だなEven his former partner's in trouble now, he's definitely a winner
- 鬼龍院翔Shō Kiryūin
整形前Before plastic surgery
http://n2.upup.be/f/r/Aj4cEoOuUk.jpg整形後After plastic surgery
- え？7枚もシングル出してたの？他に有名なの何？Eh, they've already had 7 singles? What other popular songs do they have?
- インディーズ美味すぎワロタｗｗｗLife as indie artists must be so good www
- 4回くらい歌ったから20円は貢いだなI sang their song 4 times so I've already contributed \20
- 作詞作曲しまくってる秋本はどんだけ金持ちなんだ？Then just how rich is Akimoto who's been writing and composing all those songs!?
- なんか応援したくなるバンドすぐ飽きられちゃうから今のうちにたくさん稼がないとねThey're a band that I want to cheer on.
But they're also the type people easily get tired of so they should just earn while they still can.
- 歌唱印税は薄利だけど作詞作曲まで自前なら儲けはすごいよThey royalties you get when you're the singer of the song is like nothing but if you also wrote and composed your own song, then it would be a different story.
- 円広志とかいまだに「とんでとんで」のカラオケ印税で食っていけるって話だしなぁThey say that even Hiroshi Madoka is still earning a living with his song "Tonde tonde" up to this day
- バカにしてたけど割りといい曲多かったなI've been making fun of them, but they do have a number of good songs.
- シャズナでも全盛期の年収二億とか言ってたから個人事務所の金爆は半端ないだろうなThey say that even Shazna earned 200 million a year during their prime, so Golden Bomber who are independent must really be earning a ton
- ぱったり見なくなったなwBut I don't see them anymore these days w
- 10月に今やってるツアーが終わるらしいからそこからどれだけテレビで出るかが問題だななんだかんだ言ってフジが取り上げてるからなI heard that their current tour will end in October, so it'll all depend on how they come back on TV by that time.
Whatever the case, Fuji just keeps on using them.
- 最初は栄養剤のCM曲だったのにね。To think that their song was just used for that nutrients commercial back then
- インディーズは美味しいんだよな～、モンパチなんか2年くらいで50億稼いだって話だしThese indies guys sure are living the life~ Even MONGOL800 earned about 5 billion in 2 years.
- メモリーグラスの堀江淳なんて、未だに２００万くらいの印税を貰ってるって言うからな作詞作曲歌唱の印税は一発屋でも馬鹿にならんよI hear that Jun Horie who sang "Memory Glass" still earns about 2 million in royalties.
You can't take the royalties of singing, composing, and writing lightly, even if you're just a one hit wonder.
- YOSHIKIなんかもカラオケ印税で食ってるのかなCould it be that YOSHIKI's also earning now from karaoke royalties?
- 森高千里なんてほぼ全曲作詞だから旦那は頭が上がらない。Even Chisato Moritaka wrote the lyrics to almost all her songs so her husband is no match for her
- 結局当たり障りのない曲いっぱいヒットさせるよりも女々しくてみたいなカラオケの定番曲を一発当てた方が稼げるんだろなIt means that you can earn much more when you have at least 1 hit song like "Memeshikute" that will become a karaoke staple instead of making a number of minor hit songs.
- 女々しくてしか知らんけどインディーだからボロ儲けだろうなあwwwまだメジャーに居る奴はアホだよI only know "Memeshikute", but they're just earning easy money since they're independent, huh www
Those who are still in major labels must be idiots.
- メンバーに分配なんかしてないだろうから、そのうち金が原因で内ゲバしそうだなBut I don't think he divides the earnings among the other members so I predict that they'll eventually have some money issues within the group.
- 今更金では揉めないと思うが。そりゃボーカルが一番だけどメンバーそれぞれで本とか店とかやってるしなI don't think money will be an issue for them at this point. Yeah sure, the vocalist earns the most, but the other members also have their own stuff, like books and shops.
- 原盤権持ってるから丸々印税が入るよThey own the master license so all the royalties go to them, unfiltered
- ボーカルの人は後で金関係でもめない様にあえて音楽素人のメンバーを集めたとかI hear the vocalist gathered members who were amateurs musically so that they won't fight over money
- 一時とは言え、ブームって凄いね。Even if it's just for an instant, these "booms" sure are amazing
- たとえ消えても細々と生活してれば一生食うに困らんのだろ正直うらやまEven if he just lives simply, he'll have enough to serve food on his plate for the rest of his life.
Honestly, I'm jealous.
- 唯一の贅沢は脱毛くらいで未だにタミヤT以外の服もスーパーかユニクロで買ってるくらいケチな男だよHe's only spending hugely on his hairloss, and up to now, he's still a cheapskate who buys his clothes from Uniqlo, other than his Tamiya shirts
- 30年ぐらい前の一発屋、堀江淳は一曲だけで未だにカラオケ印税が月15万入って来るってさ。サザンとかB'zとか宇多田ヒカルのカラオケ印税はどれだけスゴイんだろう。Then how much does SAS, B'z, Hikaru Utada, and the like earn from karaoke royalties?
- たとえ5年後いなくなってもそれまでに普通の人の一生分の稼ぎの何倍も懐に入るからもんだいないわEven if they disappear 5 years from now, he'll still be earning a few multiples of how much a normal man would earn in a year so he won't have any problems
- 別に、作詞・作曲してるヤツがメンバーで均等配分するケーヤク交わせば済む話しなんだがそうしてるバンドも存在するが、珍しいケースなんだろうなThere are probably bands who have agreements where whatever the writer and composer has earned is divided equally among the other members, but I think that's a pretty rare case.
- こいつのことをキリショーとか呼んでる職場のババァがマジきらいI seriously hate the old hag at my work who calls this guy "KiriSho"
- たしかにババア受けはいいｗV系全盛期に青春を過ごした人達かなIt's true that they're popular with the old ladies LOL
Maybe those are the people who lived their youth under the influence of visual-kei
- こりゃまたとんねるずに１０００万ぐらいは買わされそうだなTunnels will probably make them buy something worth 10 million again
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