Blacc, real name Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins Iii, is one of three credited songwriters on the track, but he admits the dancefloor filler hasn't made him a rich man.
He explains, "It was the most streamed song ever on Spotify and at Pandora, for 168 million streams to the three writers, we earned a little over $12,000."
And the singer insists it's those types of figures that have driven good songwriters out of the music business in recent years - and that has had a knock-on effect on chart hits.
He adds, "You're not feeling the music that you're listening to. There's a lot of people out there forcing hits, trying to make things out of nothing, and that comes from the climate in the music business - over the past two decades there's $7 billion missing from the music industry and people are trying to get that money back any way they can.
"There are a few songwriters out there who are really fighting for change and there a lot of really good songwriters out there that are putting out music that may not make it to the mainstream.
"The goal here is to incentivise songwriters in a major way by working with Congress to change the laws to make sure they have a say in what the value of their song is worth.
"A song like Imagine by John Lennon is worth a statutory rate equal to Who Let the Dogs Out? I don't think intrinsically that makes any sense."