Originally Posted by TheGroceryman
I don't get how the business side of this stuff works. Who gets the money? The royalties? Do the actual musicians get paid more? Do the technical developers of the "fake" pop star get any money from record/tour sales? Who do they pay for that toyota advertisement? Is this form of pop star more lucrative than a real one? What are the industry motives here?? Would this change the industry for the better? Or worse...??
So much innovation these days.
Hard to say as I would guess every situation would be different. But I had a friend get on some "making the band" reality tv show (similar to American Idol
, I guess), and the contract of winning was downright horrendous. Everything you do is for the shows' producers. Everytime you go out and make money, they're entitled to most of it since they made you the star
. You do get paid, but it'sl ike you're an employee of the company. You had to sign waivers giving up your rights to anything original you might do.
She was happy to have been eliminated early on.