The 10 Best-Paid Musicians in the World Biography
The music industry is very variable and unpredictable. Nowadays, you can download any music you want while staying home by simply clicking a link on the Internet . Because of this reason, celebrities are having hard times staying popular and making money. Most of the downloads are free so they significantly lessen the sales of music albums and lead brick and mortar shops to bankruptcy.
Moreover, in our digital age, where modern technologies control everything, there are great opportunities for every young artist to record their own music and become famous very quickly thanks to the international network. New talents are discoverd constantly and singles chart may change everyday making fame even more unstable and music fans pickier.
All the artists on this list are unique, but it‘s no wonder they have a few things in common that have made them so successful. First of all, they all have careers spanning decades. Also, these musicians tour continuously as it is one of the best ways to earn money since single and album CD sales are lower than they used to be. Being one of the best-paid musicians of the year means to release albums and tour, so each year the list varies. Here‘s the list of highest-earning artists in 2013.
10. Beyoncé Knowles – $53 million per year
Beyoncé Knowles consolidated her position of a top earner in music industry. Her Mrs Carter world tour, which she launched in 2013, earned her $2 million for every performance. The stunning amount of money the singer earned reflects the massive success of the tour. Of course, her CDs are bought in the stores, downloaded and still being played on the radio. Mrs Carter also has plenty of other sources of income: cooperation with Pepsi, being the face of H&M and even having her own clothing line called House of Dereon.