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    How Would A $900,000 Gwyneth Paltrow Record Deal Add Up? We Did Some Math ...

    Interesting article...

    Of course, a pop-oriented album released by a New York label would not have the same marketing, promotion strategy and budget as one released by a Nashville-based country imprint. But assuming that Paltrow's hypothetical album had the usual costs associated with a big country album that sells from 1 to 2 million units, how well would it need to sell for Atlantic to recoup its costs?


    If Paltrow's release had a typical superstar country budget, it would need to sell about 710,000 track-equivalent albums to break even, based on the typical album expenses shared by a Nashville record executive who chose to remain anonymous. (The track equivalent album metric converts tracks into albums by adding one tenth of track sales to album sales.)


    A $900,000 album deal would actually cost significantly more than $900,000. That amount is a recording fund that pays for the cost of making the record. A superstar country artist's album can cost around $300,000. The remaining $600,000 would be given to Paltrow as a recoupable advance.
    Read entire article: https://secure.billboard.biz/bbbiz/i...05069222.story

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    Another Gwyneth article: Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly close to signing a record deal. Is she worth it? | The Music Mix | EW.com

    So much is a usual record deal? I'm assuming that $900,000 is too high considering that this is her first album, though of course she's already a Hollywood celebrity. So for the record company to break even Gwyneth's album should at least reach gold status?

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    Sorry, but since when does playing a singer in a movie earn you a record deal? And people say Carrie didn't pay her dues...

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    ^^ I guess she's also been quite successful on Glee, so she's had alot of exposure lately! I say good for her if she can get it :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire2004 View Post
    Another Gwyneth article: Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly close to signing a record deal. Is she worth it? | The Music Mix | EW.com

    So much is a usual record deal? I'm assuming that $900,000 is too high considering that this is her first album, though of course she's already a Hollywood celebrity. So for the record company to break even Gwyneth's album should at least reach gold status?
    I know that the American Idol winner (at least in the first few seasons...) got a $1 million recording contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIgrl06 View Post
    I know that the American Idol winner (at least in the first few seasons...) got a $1 million recording contract.
    Whoa! $1 million? Huge record deal! lol

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    I just don't get a genuine vibe from Gwyneth in going into country music. I feel like this is just yet another person trying to cash in on the popularity of country music, but I don't feel like she genuinely loves country music like, for example, Carrie does.

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    The deal is off.

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    good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clh_hilary View Post
    The deal is off.
    That's good. Country Strong didn't fare that well on the Country Chart. And the duet from McGraw/Paltrow didn't make the Top 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinannhunt View Post
    good.
    This.

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    She's rather flat and unbelievable as a country artist. If anyone should be awarded a recording contract it should be Garrett Hedlund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi314CA View Post
    That's good. Country Strong didn't fare that well on the Country Chart. And the duet from McGraw/Paltrow didn't make the Top 30.
    I heard that she herself isn't really interested to recording albums.


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