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Highest earning members of One Direction revealed

Highest earning members of One Direction revealed

It has today been revealed that Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are the top-earning members of One Direction.

Reports suggest that Liam and Louis’s recently forged songwriting partnership has earned them a bigger cut of profits – the pair apparently earn up to 9% of each song's royalties.

Louis co-wrote nine of their latest record Midnight Memories' 14 songs, whilst Liam teamed up on eight tracks including the album title track and ‘Story of My Life’.

Harry co-wrote four songs, Niall had his hand in two and Zayn just the one.

This songwriting partnership is set to continue with their next album: "Louis and I have a little partnership going on. We've been pretty keen to start writing straight away.

"I've been in the studio already, it's been going really well. Learning how to write is the best way of ensuring your career has longevity and that you have control over it.

"I really think the next album is going to be a game-changer for us. I'm excited."

Since they formed in late 2010, wonder children One Direction have earned an estimated £100million in record, merchandise and ticket sales plus other commercial ventures.

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