Winner Takes It All


Song
[Suggestion: listen to the song first before reading the text.] Joey Niceforo's rendition of The Winner Takes It All captures two distinctive elements: conversation-like singing and a message of temporal circumstance. The first half of the song tells 'the winner takes it all', the second, beyond that.

Video
The video is the signature tune of Joey Nicerforo's self-published album Priceless. Recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios, the production took a ~80 person orchestra and a credited production team of 16. As a rough estimate, the video may have cost some $75K to make: $50K for the branded production and $25K for the 80+ piece orchestra [1 2]. Quite a sum for a self-published YouTube video and perhaps an example of investing in one's career and craft, the art of job creation and striving to do the best that one can.