Haha, yeah, I would LOVE to see that AdRev statement. I think just about anyone would fall off their chair.
A quick YouTube search of Tim McMorris reveals unlicensed (fan videos just playing the music, watermarked, referral videos etc.) with 3.3 million views on the first two pages.
And those are only videos where they actually write out the name. On the first two pages. It’s likely that there are thousands of videos PER song that could generate ad revenue. We are talking $10-20k a month here, at the very least. Could be much more, but only one way to find out…
As a comparison, I find zero videos like this searching myself and I have a very decent AdRev statement each month… YouTube is so incredibly big it’s ridiculous what goes on there.
PinkZebra’s Larger Than Life has 2,548 sales here but you find 11,400 videos on YouTube… And likely many, many more that don’t write out the name.
Let’s be conservative and say that for every sale there are two unlicensed videos. That means 112,000 videos. Based on other AdRev stats that would translate into $30,000 per month. Just playing with the numbers here.
Tim McMorris - On Top of The World yields 17,500 results on YouTube. It has 3,185 sales. The numbers can be absolutely mind-blowing.