Why local bands can never have a hit song

According to this Planet Money podcast, it costs about 1.2M to write, produce, and market a song.  Only the big record labels can afford this, unfortunately.  This is band news for the locals bands trying to live the dream.  I guess we should be content doing it for the music, not the fame.

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/07/10/421874671/episode-288-manufacturing-the-song-of-the-summer

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