Here’s the next interview in an ongoing series with music industry people who can help give perspective to the changes and predictions for the future of the business. I’ve included the whole interview as it’s pretty short, but go to my blog (Timothy London) to read it in context and for my own tuppence-worth.
Someone who does both like and understand (music) is Pascal Gabriel, a Belgian born producer/songwriter who first had hits with S’Express and Bomb The Bass in the late 80s. Since then, he has worked with a huge selection of top pop artists, from New Order, Kylie, Erasure, Ladyhawke, Little Boots, Goldfrapp and Marina And The Diamonds and many more.
How different are the budgets now from ten or fifteen years ago when recording major label artists?
They have been much much reduced. You used to make an album for, on average 100-150k, now if you have 50k that’s not bad.