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How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit Song? -Song Camp?

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce7/01/2011 6:25:39 pm PDT

re: #2 ggt

My thought was that the writers and songwriters, somehow get the shaft in all this. Anyone with talent as to wad thru some corporate BS to get to “go to camp”.

I don’t know, maybe it’s an opportunity they welcome.

The part I wish the story had explored a little more was the part about how the “artist” doesn’t get paid until the record label has recouped all its eleventy billion dollars worth of bullshit.

A decade ago, Courtney Love (of all people) was apparently lucid enough for long enough to explain brilliantly how the major record labels screw the living hell out of the artists. It’s worth reading, especially if you don’t care to chase down 20+ years worth of Frank Zappa interviews wherein he said the same thing, just not all at once.