Mariah CareyThe classic Christmas song is the gift that keeps on donating… to her bank account, that is… we’ve done the math and she’s got millions in XMAS $$$.
Our music industry sources tell us that Mariah still makes big money from licensing and commercial deals for classics. While we’re told it makes a fraction of a cent every time someone streams “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” the fractions add up to seven numbers and count, considering the popular Xmas track contains more than 1 billion streams on Spotify only.
One source that manages artists tells us that singers typically make between .003 to .004 cents per single broadcast… and in Maria’s case, it could be as much as $3,249,600 and just $4,332,800 on Spotify alone… and the number will only grow.
Mariah’s 1994 song is very popular around the holidays and as another source said… “Maria can sit on it a** for the rest of her life and just promote AIWFC and still be a millionaire.”
Moreover, the numbers do not take into account the streams on other platforms, including Apple Music. We’ve reached out to Apple to get a permanent account on ‘AIWFC’ streams…so far no word.
Streaming platforms weren’t around when Mariah first released the song, and the pre-airing days were when she would have made the most money in sales… but that doesn’t mean today’s numbers translate into little change.
Bottom line… Mariah never has to ask for money for Christmas.