It Takes A Village To Write A Hit Song - Not To Mention Tons Of $$$
A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? $1,078,000. That's how much it cost to write/produce Rihanna's latest single Man Down. NPR just reported that Def Jam held a "writing camp" in March of last year to complete her newest album. The article's source explains:
"A writing camp is like a reality show, where top chefs who have never met are forced to cook together. At the end, Rihanna shows up like the celebrity judge and picks her favorites."
Sounds pretty fun to us! Apparently they rented out about 10 high-end recording studios for the writers to work in which, as you can imagine, was ex-pen-$ive. Factor that cost in with the cost of mixing the song, working with a vocal producer ('The vocal producer's job is to make sure Rihanna sings the song right') and a bunch of marketing costs, the whole thing came out to, well, a fortune. Check out this chart for a breakdown:
Image from NPR
- Watch Darlene Love's Final Christmas Performance on David Letterman TONIGHT
- This Hilarious Misheard Lyrics Video Will Force You to Rethink Your List of "Starbucks Lovers"
- Best Albums of 2014: Amanda's Top 10 Picks
- Who Else Has Been Naughty & Nice This Christmas? WATCH Pt. II
- Get To Know The 'WILD' Soundtrack With These Exclusive Lyric Cards
- Best Singles of 2014: Amanda's Top 10 Tracks
- Ring In 2015 With Our All-Night New Years Playlist