The guy who wrote "All About That Bass" got an astonishingly skinny paycheck for 178 million streams.
Kevin Kadish, a co-writer of the butt-focused megahit "All About That Bass," said he was only paid $5,679 from streaming revenues in a speech to members of Congress about music copyright laws. Kadish wrote the song along with singer Meghan Trainor, and its success ensured it was stuck in everyone's head during the summer of 2014. He got the chance to speak to Congress because the House Judiciary Committee is currently exploring the issue of copyright law and artist royalties in the new digital streaming age. The committee is holding hearings to gain input from music industry leaders, broadcasters, technology companies, and songwriters. Congress is actually doing stuff!