Former famous manager of Metallica, Jon Zazula had a recent interview with Heavy Consequence and revealed never-told-before money story about Metallic.
Zula said that they had to spend so much money on classic trash records in 80’s. Here is what he said in the interview.
“I think the key is to get the band to where they could play live and support themselves on the road. I think it’s the record companies’ job to get them enough fire under them to make it happen.
It’s not like we used to spend $150,000 to $500,000 to make a record. It was $36,000 to $40,000. Records are being recorded today for $3,000 to $10,000, some $15,000. But the reality of it is, you need money for marketing.”
“You must have money for marketing and marketing just doesn’t mean online. It means big pictures of your band all over the place, wherever you look. I’ve seen some bands who’ve put up some stupid pictures, but when they want to sell themselves, they got to put up the good pictures.
That’s what it’s all about. Don’t come to play the game unless you come to win at all costs. That’s my greatest advice. If you don’t have any money, you may be at a great disadvantage. Not everybody is as blessed as I was.”
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