Busker Busker‘s guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Jang Bum Joon has made over 4.6 billion won (approx. US$4.3 million) over the past four years from the royalties of the band’s hit song “Cherry Blossom Ending” from their first album.
According to the May 4 episode of tvN‘s “The List 2015“, on the list of celebrities with the highest profits from their copyright holdings, he is behind only top stars BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon and Park Jin Young.
According to one reporter, “Cherry Blossom Ending” has made huge profits every year in the spring since it was released in 2012. This is, of course, because cherry blossoms bloom during this season, which increases demand for the song.
According to “The List 2015,” Jang Bum Joon has used these profits to buy a building in Gangnam that is 58 pyong (about 2000 square feet) in size. He is said to hold surprise concerts in the cafe that is located in the first floor of his building. He also lets music students use his cafe for practice sessions.
It sounds like Jang Bum Joon is living the dream of musicians everywhere!
You can listen to the unofficial Spring anthem below: