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How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit Song? : Planet Money : NPR



We go step-by-step through the making of Rihanna's song "Man Down." Bringing in top songwriters and producers costs tens of thousands of dollars. Trying to turn the song into a hit costs much more.
Has anyone read this article yet?

How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit Song? : Planet Money : NPR

let's just take out the million for promos and placements. 78K to write and produce one song? Seems high to me but then again, she is Rihanna. However, if an artist has to recoup that cost before receiving money, it seems pretty outrageous. Not to say that writers shouldn't be compensated but it does seem high doesn't it? It for sure is not the way it is done in Asia. Has anyone been flown in to a writing session as written above? It seems like a sitcom where you have writers who don't know each other in a room.