One Direction ‘Live While We’re Young’ official music video! One Direction have earned over £100m in just two years. Earnings details were revealed in Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, a tell-all biography by Tom Bower. ‘One Direction were Cowell’s new Westlife, a revival of his mastery of the music business.
Nothing had been left to chance by Sony Music, with the band’s hit album Up All Night selling over five million copies. The songs, publishing, discs, DVDs, merchandising and endorsements brought in huge profits, with the five members of the group together estimated to have earned nearly £100 million. Naturally, Sony and Syco raked in much more.’