Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Concerts subsidising poor CD sales

It is widely accepted that most musicians do not make the money they once did from the sale of CD's. As a result they are being forced to look to touring to bring in the cash.

Reunited rock group The Police had the highest-earning music tour in North America in 2007, official figures show. The band's 54 gigs in the US and Canada generated $131.9m (£66.5m), almost double the total of the second-placed act, country star Kenny Chesney.
Justin Timberlake was in third position, followed by Celine Dion and then Van Halen, another group which got back together to tour this year.

1. The Police ($131.9m)
2. Kenny Chesney ($71.1m)
3. Justin Timberlake ($70.6m)
4. Celine Dion ($65.3m)
5. Van Halen ($56.7m)
6. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ($52.3m)
7. Rod Stewart ($49.0m)
8. Genesis ($47.6m)
9. Josh Groban ($43.0m)
10. Rascal Flatts ($41.5m)

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