quote:Originally posted by MBM:
[So why didn't that genius translate into record sales?
How about the fact that MJ had about a 15 year head start??
How about the fact that he came from one of the most popular groups of all time??
Prince established himself as a major artist... by himself!!
You of all people should know that sales are not driven by talent - they are driven by marketing. Especially now. If they were driven by talent, Roberta Flack would be one of the greatest selling artists in history... Earth, Wind & Fire would be Kazillionares... Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway would have Bill Gates money... Fertile Ground would outsell the Beatles... I could go on, but I think the point has been made.
Talent and records sales have no correlation.