Friday, 9 January 2009

X Factor contestants not being ripped off at all

From the Yahoo news page... seems that X Factor winner who murdered Hallelujah is getting paid somewhere in the region of 150 quid a night. All the acts together will earn less than a grand, on a show that is grossing over half a million....
And that's on top of the much vaunted MILLION POUND CONTRACT which actually means that her cut + marketing + expenses + materials + production costs will come to more than a million. Her cut is rumoured to be around 100 grand....
Well done Mr Cowell, feed the cow and milk the cash. Well done my fellow countrymen who eat this crap up, year after year...

X Factor's Minimum Wage
Posted 41 minutes ago by Mitch Carter in The Guestlist
Despite becoming the first British female solo artist to sell over 1 million singles in the UK, Alexandra Burke is only earning £250 a night for live appearances according to the Daily Mail.
Her debut single Hallelujah outsold Leona Lewis' debut and is set to become the best-selling single by a female artist this decade, ousting current record-holder Kylie Minogue who has sold 1.1 million copies of Spinning Around.
Alexandra is currently performing alongside Laura White, Eoghan Quigg, Diana Vickers and Rachel Hylton as part of the X Factor tour. Her co-stars will receive a similar amount but boyband JLS will only earn £100 each per night for their performances.
Tax, a 20% management fee and expenses will also be deducted from their earnings.
Tickets for London's O2 arena start at £28.50 meaning a sold-out performance could earn organisers over half a million pounds.

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