When you think of the most lucrative careers, music is definitely not the first one that comes to mind. Of course like any profession, there are many levels to be considered. Some musicians are able to live frugally and still write music.
They may not have a lot of money but at least they are happy. On the other end of the spectrum there are musicians who continue to make millions and millions of dollars. Join us as we take you through this list of songwriters, who are not only insanely famous, but also make the most money.
Sia — $25 million
Sia’s career got off to a rocky start as a solo artist, but in 2005 she opted instead to collaborate with other artists. Before long, her hit single “Titanium,” produced along with David Guetta, was peaking on Top 10 lists within the U.S., Australia, and diverse European regions. However, Sia wasn’t happy with the success of the single, since she was hoping to retire and leave the spotlight.
Additionally, from 2011 to 2013, Sia co-wrote songs for several recording artists, including Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, Flo Rida, and Rihanna. Her joint work with Flo Rida peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and ‘Wild Ones’ was the tenth most popular song of 2012, globally.