Outrageous.

It's been reported that songwriter Ian Broudie earned a mere £6000 from 'Three Lions' number one run in 2018.

The song went viral over summer, becoming one of 2021's most played tracks - yet recently its makers case doubts over what this equates to financially.

Comedian David Baddiel commented that "as an outsider to the music industry, the economics of streaming shock me... all I can say is: I’m very glad it’s not my only source of income!"

The comic co-wrote the song alongside Frank Skinner and Lightning Seeds' mainman Ian Broudie, and it's been a hit multiple times over.

Reaching No. 1 in 2018 during England's World Cup run, it seems that this doesn't result in a substantial payday for its makers. Broken Record campaigner Tom Gray is also a member of Gomez, and encountered Ian Broudie during a festival show.

Speaking to the Mirror, he recalled:

"I said ‘Hey, you know that song of yours. How much money did you make from it during the world cup?’… He said about six grand. And it took me a while to wipe my jaw off the floor."

(via NME)

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