Wow, guess you can make a better living being a top tier movie music composer than I thought. I know he did Oingo Boingo back in the day (was a big fan of them growing up in LA and saw them in concert in the late 80s) but probably not bringing in tons of money as they were never that big.
I haven't seen any current figures, but I suspect top A-listers like Williams, Zimmer, Elfman and Desplat could plausibly get $1 million per score. And when you think of how many scores Elfman has done in the 35 years since Pee-Wee's Big Adventure...
I was just thinking how many times Lukas had been there -- I forgot that that's where I first met you!
Hope you are well, too.
(I'm listening to a CD I've had forever: "Betty Page - Danger Girl (Burlesque Music)." I never realized that the end title music for Archer -- the animated show, not the Brian Keith show with Goldsmith scoring -- is a library piece called "The Killer," by Mel Young. One of the advantages of owning "too many" CDs).
Yes. Elfman and his family went into covid19 quarantine in their smaller house in Santa Barbara a few months back. It was meant to be temporary, but they loved it so much, they decided to move there permanently (it's a relatively easy commute to LA, anyway). But they're not moving just yet. They'll wait untill their son Oliver graduates from high school. And they'll most likely keep a smaller house in LA. More info here:
Yes. Elfman and his family went into covid19 quarantine in their smaller house in Santa Barbara a few months back. It was meant to be temporary, but they loved it so much, they decided to move there permanently
Only the super rich inflicted by Covid could turn this ordeal into a feel good story.