Chlöe Doesn’t Get Paid to Produce Chloe X Halle Music

Chlöe sometimes looks at music as a business. The “Have Mercy” singer even shared that because she produces Chloe x Halle music from within the group, she doesn’t get paid for her producer role. Here’s what this songwriter said about her experience in the music industry.

Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey released music as the duo Chloe X Halle

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Chloe X Halle caught the attention of Beyoncé after posting covers to YouTube. The sister duo released original music, including songs “Don’t Make It Harder On Me,” “Wonder What She Thinks of Me,” and “Do It.”

With Halle partnering with Disney the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, Chloe had time to write and record solo music under the stage name Chlöe. That includes the 2021 single and its corresponding YouTube video.

Chlöe produces for Chloe X Halle — even if she doesn’t get paid to do so 

It doesn’t pay to release music, according to this producer and songwriter. Chlöe explained during an interview with The TERRELL Show that, as disappointing as it is, music is almost like an “ad” to facilitate brand deals, sponsorships, and tours. 

“Music itself you’re actually losing money,” the “Have Mercy” singer explained. “Oh, you want to know something else? I learned this because I would produce sis and I’s records — producers outside will get paid a huge lump sum, but because I would produce sis and I’s records, I couldn’t get paid because I was a producer within the group.”

“Also, I don’t know if it changed within [the] Grammys, but you know like how they have Producer of the Year? I learned it from Imogen Heap because she producers a lot of her stuff, so does Grimes, so does Bjork, they couldn’t be contenders for Producer of the Year because they were the ones producing their own bodies of work and not for others,” she continued.”

Bailey added, “And notice how those are just the women I named.”

The artist added that in addition to being a singer, songwriter, and producer, she also has to have a businesswoman “hat.” That’s especially true when to comes to tours and releasing content. The host mentioned that it must be difficult to be a creative artist with so much going on behind the scenes. Bailey agreed.

What is Chlöe’s net worth in 2022?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chloe Bailey’s net worth in 2022 is an estimated $2 million. This is thanks to her appearance in films like The Fighting Temptations, Last Holiday, Meet the Browns, Gospel Hill, as well as the ABC original series Grown-ish. She also earned money from her work with Chloe X Halle. 

Of course, some of her “coin” comes from her work as a solo artist, with Bailey performing “Have Mercy” at several award shows. Chloe even offered insight into her music-making process on Instagram, sharing videos of herself building songs from scratch. 

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