Music Facts For Indie’s By Padarrah Moss
Some industry facts I just pulled from the RIAA. You cheap cats aint got a chance. Stop blowing ya bands and put that money into your career that is if you really want one. These numbers can be cut many ways but the fact still remains you gotta pay to play.
The costs of breaking an artist in a major market remain substantial at up to US$1.4 million. The cost typically breaks down as payment of an advance (US$200,000), recording costs (US$200,000-300,000), video production costs (US$50,000-300,000), tour support (US$100,000) and marketing and promotional costs (US$200,000-500,000).