Gotta give the guy credit for running against the grain, even though I don’t necessarily dig his music.
Interesting numbers from the article:
ï 666,666: The number of CDs Prince had to sell under his old record deal to make $1 million.
ï 142,857: The number of CDs Prince has to sell now, on his own, to make $1 million
ï 13 million: The number of Purple Rain CDs sold since 1984
ï $19.5 million: The money Prince made off those Purple Rain sales
ï 1.3 million: The number of Musicology CDs sold this year
ï $9.1 million: The money Prince made off those Musicology sales
ï 30: Roughly, the number of studio albums Prince has released in 26 years.
ï 24,800: The average number of people who see Prince in each city
ï $1.5 million: The average concert gross in each city
ï $63.26: Prince’s average ticket price
ï $143.60: Madonna’s average ticket price
ï $79.5 million: Madonna’s tour gross
ï $45.7 million: Prince’s tour gross through June 30
ï $100 million: Prince’s expected gross at tour’s end
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