NFL needs artists to pay to play the Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present

NFL wants artists to pay to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Being chosen to play the Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present is a large deal — there is no doubt about that. However this yr, the NFL is asking potential acts for the 2015 installment to fork over a share of their submit-recreation tour income. Based on The Wall Road Journal, the league is asking its prime three candidates to pay to get the gig. The brief listing of acts has already been whittled right down to Rhianna, Katy Perry and Coldplay, with the NFL looking for to agree on a direct contribution or one other type of monetary kickback whereas it makes its ultimate determination. As you may anticipate, WSJ’s sources say the request was met with a “chilly reception” throughout the board.

Artists who play the Halftime Present aren’t paid, however they do often get journey and manufacturing prices coated, which may get fairly steep. There’s additionally no straightforward method to calculate how a lot of an act’s tour income is boosted by the nationally-televised efficiency. Nevertheless, final yr’s Pink Scorching Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars tandem nabbed one hundred fifteen.three million viewers — greater than Seattle’s drubbing of Peyton Manning & Co. averaged. In fact, we’re positive the highest three can be prepared to chop in Mr. Goodell if a small proportion of the advert income have been additionally on the desk.

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