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At just 18 years old, Justin Bieber is worth a reported $105 million and is ranked No.3 on Forbes‘ list of “The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities,” behind Lady Gaga and Oprah and just ahead of U2.

That empire is managed by Scooter Braun, who spoke with Business Insider last Friday to tell us how it happened.

The scale of Bieber Inc. is daunting: The newly legal teen’s 2011 concert documentary film “Never Say Never” raked in $100 million globally. His live shows around the world bring in $600,000 in gross ticket sales per night.

This month alone, Bieber has used his newfound funds to buy a $20,000 limited edition Ducati motorcycle (even though he doesn’t have his license yet) and a $6 million Calabasas mansion.

But none of this would have been possible if Braun, a young club-promoter-turned-talent agent, had not plucked Bieber from YouTube obscurity.

As the oft-told story goes, in 2008 Braun tracked down Bieber after seeing his online videos and realizing the kid with the voice and the hair had “it.” The rest is teen pop history.

Fast-forward four years and Braun, now 30, is still managing Bieber; from clarifying he is not engaged to girlfriend Selena Gomez to helping the superstar manage his new fortune.   [continue reading…]

how much justin bieber makes earns

This is some interesting info.

Justin released the first song “Boyfriend” from his new album BELIEVE on March 26, 2012. In the first week it sold 521,000 digital copies on the internet alone making it the second highest selling debut ever in history (Flo Rida’s “Right Round” is #1 with 636,000 downloads).

So how much money did Justin earn from that one song for that one week?

Here’s the complete break down:

$672,090.00 — Total “Boyfriend” made from March 26 to April 1, 2012 on iTunes

-$287,070.97 — Justin’s record label gets the most money from the total of $672,090.

-$203,190.00 — Total money that Apple’s iTunes make for selling “Boyfriend”

-$24,109.28 — Money made by Mike Posner who is the producer of “Boyfriend”

-$21,442.41 — This goes to Mason Levy for co-writing “Boyfriend”

-$8,000.61 — This goes to Matthew Musto for co-writing “Boyfriend”

-$11,852.76 — This goes to publishers Universal Music, Sony/ATV, and Warner/Chappell

$116,423.97 < —— This is how much Justin made from selling “Boyfriend” on iTunes in just 1 week.

That’s just from downloads on the internet. The CD single is also sold in stores which is not even counted in these numbers. Plus Justin also makes money every time Boyfriend is played on radio and on TV stations around the world which is not even counted yet. So JB makes more money than you can imagine! And that’s just for 1 week! And that’s just from 1 song!!

In case you’re all wondering, Justin is reported to have over $105 million dollars by now. And he just used $6 million of that to buy this house a couple of weeks ago.


Royalties over the hit Justin Bieber song “One Less Lonely Girl” are the subject of a new lawsuit filed by a pair of artist managers who claim they were stiffed by EMI Music Publishing, LA Reid Music Publishing Company, and their clients, Sean Hamilton and Hyuk Shin.

Vance Tate and Thomas Oliveria claim in a lawsuit filed last week that they represent songwriters Hamilton and Shin, who collectively go under the moniker, A-Rex.

In 2008, A-Rex created a song, “One Less Lonely Girl,” meant for a project by R&B singer Noel Gourdin, and then shopped around. The song eventually found its way onto Justin Bieber’s first album the following year and is credited as a collaboration between R&B superstar Usher, Hamilton, Shin, and two other individuals.

Tate and Oliveria claim they are entitled to 10% of publishing royalties associated with A-Rex’s share of the song. The plaintiffs estimate that’s worth at least $200,000 and are seeking damages for breach of contract, fraud, conversion, and copyright infringement.

Since the song was first introduced by Bieber, with an accompanying music video, the song title has become a slogan of sorts for his adoring teenage girl fan base. The singer has sold scarfs and red roses branded with “One Less Lonely Girl.”

Explaining the song’s concept, Bieber told MTV News, “I think it’s really important these girls have something so they can be one less lonely girl.”


They forgot aobut OPI’s “One Less Only Girl” nail polish collection.

This is the 2nd JB song that’s in court. There is also another fight right now between Christina Milian and her ex-husband The Dream over royalties for Justin’s biggest hit “Baby”.

Justin’s helping everybody make so much money. And in “everybody” I mean Scooter and Usher 😉


Teen superstar, Justin Bieber could be set to take over the world if his latest business idea comes into fruition!

According to RadarOnline.com, Justin is in talks with the company who helped the Kardashian sisters set up their Las Vegas boutique and a shop at The Grove in Los Angeles.

His store will see Justin get a range of themed products, including everything from shoes to lollipops.

An insider told the site: “They want to have everything Justin Bieber. They are also trying to find other Island Def Jam artists to be the face of some candy as well.”

Despite there being no opening date in mind, it is thought the shop could be open for business by the end of the year.

If the success of the Justin themed OPI nail varnishes is anything to go by, the store will be raking it in!


 They should make Justin Bieber bras and panties, too. LOL

The Business of Justin Bieber

What can the pop star teach business about branding?

In the three years since 16-year-old Justin Bieber was “discovered,” he has released two albums (the first an EP), appeared in several television shows, performed for U.S. President Barack Obama and launched a major concert tour, which lands in Vancouver on Tuesday.

Whatever one might think of his look or sound, that’s not a bad start for a kid who used to busk outside the Avon Theatre in his hometown of Stratford, Ont.

Raised by a single mother with limited financial resources, Bieber is now a multimillionaire and likely to become much wealthier as time goes by. Published estimates put his net worth at US$5.5 million and his earnings at $45,000 a month, but these figures seem low when one takes into account the volume of record sales, his concert earnings and his merchandising and endorsement income.

Since its release last March, Bieber’s My World 2.0, along with his earlier release, My World, have repeatedly topped the Billboard 200 charts, having sold some four million albums at last count in addition to nearly eight million songs digitally downloaded in a year when overall sales are down 11 per cent from a year ago. That makes him a hot property for his label, Island Def Jam. Sales of the record have been getting a boost from his concert tour and so, presumably, does his income.

Successful tours are money-spinners. Consider that Miley Cyrus averaged nightly box office of $1.2 million during her recent tour of 57 dates, and Jay-Z grossed more than $1 million per concert in his Blueprint 3 tour earlier this year.

It goes without saying that some are more lucrative than others. Lady Gaga, according to some estimates, brought in just $31 million from 106 concert dates. Using the more conservative assumption, Bieber should reap proceeds of roughly $22 million for his 75-city tour, given that he is playing some smaller venues. In Regina, for instance, only 6,000 seats were available, with ticket prices at $45 and $65, making it tough to break $300,000 gross for the gig and turn a profit.

After all, there are four dancers, five musicians, four backup singers, the usual army of technicians, helpers and hangers-on, as well as the warm-up act, Jasmine Villegas, all dipping into the same pot.

Of course, these numbers may well understate the revenue potential. We don’t know how much of the staging costs of Bieber’s tour are covered by the sponsor, Xbox 360, which has made product placement part of the act. Neither is it known exactly what return accrues to concert promoter AEG Live.

In case Bieber’s adoring fans (or their parents) needed any more incentive to buy tickets to see the mop-topped heartthrob, Bieber’s handlers have seen to it. Out of each ticket purchased, $1 goes to Pencils of Promise, a charity committed to increasing educational opportunities in the developing world. Bieber has said he hopes to build 15 schools around the world for needy children. It is the perfect marriage of philanthropy and marketing.

And speaking of marketing, a mighty merchandising machine supplements Bieber’s income through sales of T-shirts, posters, hoodies, jewelry, wristbands, baseball caps, lunch boxes, water bottles, buttons, teddy bears and his new book, Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever, My Story, all available at the official online store, where orders over $25 receive a free guitar pick inscribed with his name. All of this is handled by an independent licensing agent, Bravado International, a division of Universal Music Group.

In September, Lady Sandra Home Fashions Inc. of Montreal announced a licensing partnership with Bieber to create a line of bedding, bath coordinates and beach towels reflecting, an article in Home Textiles Today said, “the young rock star’s many emotions and states of mind.”

The dominant colour of the collection is purple, apparently Bieber’s favourite.

Bieber’s team comes by merchandising naturally.

His manager, Scooter Braun, is a former marketing executive; and his mentor, rap star Usher has — among other offerings — a line of fragrances including Usher VIP, “a confident, charismatic, masculine scent.”

Of course, the records, tours and merchandise are nothing new. The music industry has been built on this business model. What makes Bieber unique is his use of social media to promote his brand. If media reports can be believed, at any given moment, Bieber accounts for three per cent of all traffic on Twitter. Not only does Bieber deepen his fan base with Twitter, but he has created an asset that can be monetized. His Internet drawing power, for example, led to a deal, said to be worth $3 million, to pitch for Proactive, an acne medicine.

Moreover, as competition in the social media realm heats up, rivals will be anxious to recruit Bieber and other tech-savvy celebrities to their cause — and be willing to pay for the privilege.

Legend has it that Braun saw a video of Bieber on YouTube, tracked him down and flew him to his headquarters in Atlanta where a star was born. Clearly, social media are the bedrock of Bieber’s brief career. It will be fascinating to see whether the Bieber phenomenon survives the frenzy live and online, or fades away, as fleeting as one of his tweets.

How Justin Bieber got his 3D movie deal

You would think that with his fame and popularity that movie studios would be fighting each other for a chance to sign JB to star in his own movie. This isn’t so. According to TMZ, who got a hold of the contract Justin signed with AEG Live (the company sponsoring his My World Tour), the idea to put JB in a movie was no one else’s but his own.

As part of the tour deal for Justin to perform 140 shows from June to December, Justin (or more like Scooter) used his star power to require AEG to fund a movie development deal starring himself. The deal would be to have a movie filmed while he is on tour. This is the 3D movie that is being directed by Jon Chu and slated to be released in February 2011.


It’s come to this: No one is more willing to talk about acne than a musician.

With acne treatment Proactiv’s signing earlier this month of Justin Bieber as a spokesman, the teen star joins Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys and Mandy Moore as recording artists who have signed up to talk openly about “critters on their face,” as Perry refers to it in her spot.

Proactiv has made it lucrative for them to talk, signing multimillion-dollar deals for the biggest names. Bieber will get $3 million for his two-year deal, similar to what Simpson was paid, according to a cosmetics industry source. Perry and Lavigne are paid almost as much.

“We did it because the kid uses it,” says Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, who wouldn’t confirm the $3 million price tag. “I never want to do anything with Justin’s brand that isn’t organic. He isn’t manufactured.”