iKON’s B.I Reveals How Much He Makes In Music Royalties
On the September 4 broadcast of tvN’s “Problematic Men,” iKON’s B.I, Jinhwan, and Donghyuk appeared as guests.
B.I said he started writing songs when he was 16 or 17, and that he wrote WINNER’s “Empty” when he was 18.
“Empty” is one of about 39 songs that B.I has under his belt as a songwriter currently, and when asked which ones are the biggest money makers, B.I named “Empty” and iKON’s “My Type.”
MC Jun Hyun Moo commented that B.I’s earnings from royalties must be so high, to which the iKON leader responded, “It’s not so much that you’d be surprised.”
However, iKON’s Donghyuk attested to the fact that B.I’s smile stretches all the way to his ears when he gets his monthly text about royalties.
B.I said, “It’s not a lot: maybe [enough to buy] two foreign-made cars.” When the shocked MCs asked if he gets that much every month, B.I said, “It can vary. I do get a deposit every month, but sometimes it’s [enough for] a sedan, sometimes a compact car, sometimes a bicycle.”