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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Madonna has 3rd Highest Take-Home Earnings of Any Entertainer in 2009

Filed under: Popular Music — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 02:05

Go to fullsize image¬†Billboard reported today that Madonna had the third highest take-home pay of any entertainer in 2009, behind Bruce Springsteen (#2) and U2 (#1). The Material Girl brought home the bacon at a whopping $47, 237, 774! Here’s Billboard‘s report on Madonna’s take-home earnings for 2009: “Like U2, Madonna toured for the first time under a long-term multirights Live Nation deal (hers valued at $120 million), and also like U2 it’s a performance-based pact. Madonna delivered: Her Sticky & Sweet Tour tacked on a “victory lap” run of international stadium dates that solidified the trek as the highest-grossing tour ever by a solo artist! Madonna’s CD sales were well off the pace of her peak hitmaking years, but still more than respectable at physical and digital. Because her songs come from a wide range of writers, the publishing pie is pretty well-sliced. But her branding, licensing and merch efforts are among the most diversified and lucrative in the music business.”

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