These rock legends have been entertaining folks for three decades, but the band’s biggest money maker is from the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith rhythm action game.
The royalties the band earns from the game dwarfs anything they ever
earned from any of their other albums, concerts, or other
merchandise. So, the band earned more money from people pretending
to play their music than actually playing it themselves.
Jan 15, 2013
AOL Time Warner owns the copyright of “Happy birthday to You” and will do so until 2030 when the copyright expires. For this reason movies often use different songs, which are not in copyright or are owned by the studio for birthday scenes. AOL Time Warner earns over $2 million per year from royalties for the song.