Monday, March 10, 2014
Rush makes Billboard's list of Music's Top 40 Money Makers
Billboard has compiled a list of the 40 highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months and Rush made the cut coming in at #35 with a total of $9,050,583.42 (thanks teckler). Rush also made the list last year, coming in slightly higher at #28 despite making slightly less revenue ($8,719,834.30). Other rock acts that came in higher than Rush were Imagine Dragons (#31), Phish (#25), Trans-Siberian Orchestra (#24), The Eagles (#22), Paul McCartney (#21), Dave Matthews Band (#19), Fleetwood Mac (#10), The Rolling Stones (#5), and Bon Jovi (#4). Topping the list was Taylor Swift with a whopping total of $39,699,575.60. The artists were ranked by U.S. earnings calculated from touring and music sales (including digital and streaming), but excluding revenue from sponsorship and merchandising. You can check out the entire list at this location.