7am stumper 1-31-14
The Super Bowl is Sunday and there seems to be as much talk about the halftime performances as the game. This year's show will include Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. A great gig if you can get it, right?
What do Super Bowl halftime performers get paid?
1. $2 million
2. percentage of average concert receipts
The answer is: 3. nothing
The website for Yahoo Sports says Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show a couple of years ago actually had a higher rating than the game, but several websites point out the NFL didn't pay her a dime for the performance. The website for Billboard cited an article from Billboard Magazine's special sports & music package. It says the NFL picks up the tab for travel and production, but its policy is to not pay the performers. It's not hard to attract musicians, though, with more than a hundred million people in the audience. Artists will use the opportunity to release new CDs or promote concert tours.