How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit Song?
July 21, 2011 7:53 AM Subscribe
How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit Song? "Def Jam started paying for Rihanna's recent single, "Man Down," more than a year ago. In March of 2010, the label held a writing camp in L.A. to create the songs for Rihanna's album, Loud."
posted by incandissonance (75 comments total)
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Cost of "creative process" (assembly line writing and production) = $78,000
Cost of marketing = $1,000,000
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