Aside from commercials, performing, and touring, a number of K-pop stars also make a living by writing and producing songs for themselves and other artists. Some popular K-pop stars have actually carved out quite a name for themselves as producers and composers, so much so that a number of them earn quite a bit in royalties for their songs.
According to a new report, BIGBANG's G-Dragon, Block B's Zico, and SHINee's Jonghyun are the top three K-pop stars who earn the most song royalties, chiefly due to their prolific output in writing and producing songs for themselves, their own groups, and other artists.
A big congrats to G-Dragon, Zico, Jonghyun, Jinyoung, Jun. K, and Hyunseung for their musical success!