Music News: Forbes World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2014

esq-dreThere is many speculation that musicians are not making any money in our current time because records are not selling. That is true but now as a musician you must diversify and get together an amazing live show and of course create some loyal super fans.
Today, Forbes released their World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2014 and the top musicians did just that and diversified. The list was topped by Dr.Dre’s massive $620 million figure is the highest amount by a musician ever. That’s thanks to the recent sale of Beats, which he co-founded, to Apple for $3 billion.
Beyoncé‘s $115 million that puts her at second place is, of course, nothing to scoff at either. It’s the singer’s most lucrative year to date, courtesy of her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, surprise album drop and endorsements that included Pepsi and H&M.
The Eagles follow with $100 million with help from their ongoing History Of The Eagles tour; Bon Jovi earned $82 million with the final laps of their Because We Can Tour that grossed about $250 million in all; and Bruce Springsteen closes the top 5 with $81 million, as he continues to tour with the E Street Band at more than $4 million per night.
In forming its top 30 list, Forbes considered income from touring, music sales, publishing, merchandise, endorsements and various other ventures based on the June 2013-June 2014 fiscal year. Britney Spears, Avicii, Kanye West, Madonna, Macklemore, David Guetta, Lil Wayne, Tiesto and Birdman all missed the list but were named as close-calls.
Check out the full Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2014 list here:
1. Dr. Dre ($620 million)
2. Beyoncé ($115 million)
3. The Eagles ($100 million)
4. Bon Jovi ($82 million)
5. Bruce Springsteen ($81 million)
6. Justin Bieber ($80 million)
7. One Direction ($75 million)
8. Paul McCartney ($71 million)
9. Calvin Harris ($66 million)
10. Toby Keith ($65 million)
11. Taylor Swift ($64 million)
12. Jay Z ($60 million)(tie)
12. Diddy ($60 million)(tie)
12. Bruno Mars ($60 million)(tie)
15. Justin Timberlake ($57 million)
16. Pink ($52 million)
17. Michael Bublé ($51 million)
18. Rihanna ($48 million)
19. Rolling Stones ($47 million)
20. Roger Waters ($46 million)
21. Elton John ($45 million)
22. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)
23. Katy Perry ($40 million)
24. Jason Aldean ($37 million)(tie)
24. Jennifer Lopez ($37 million)(tie)
26. Miley Cyrus ($36 million)(tie)
26. Celine Dion ($36 million)(tie)
28. Muse ($34 million)(tie)
28. Luke Bryan ($34 million)(tie)
30. Lady Gaga ($33 million)(tie)
30. Drake ($33 million)(tie)

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