NFL to Super Bowl performers: “Pay to play”

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It’s always considered an honor, and a huge gig when an artist lands a performance during the NFL Super Bowl halftime show.

But now some say that honor is being taken away. The Wall Street Journal is reporting the performers are being asked to pay-to-play. The Super Bowl halftime show always showcases some of the hottest artists, who use the gigantic international platform to gain even more popularity, and profits. Now it seems, the NFL wants a cut of the money.

The Wall Street Journal says the NFL has asked the three artists under consideration for this year’s game to contribute a portion of their post Super Bowl tour income to the NFL,  or,  to make some other type of financial contribution. Apparently that idea has gotten a chilly reception from the representatives of Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Coldplay.

The show does give artists one of the biggest audiences in TV history.  So what do you think? Should they have to pay for that exposure?


  • Terry

    Elvis sang at the Super Bowl last year and I talked to him yesterday and he
    said he refuses to pay to play.

  • KevSco1971

    Yeah, or perhaps the it's the other way around and the performers help to boost the view ship of the Super Bowl. It is a well known fact that a lot of folks could care less about this sport but will watch the half time show and the commercials. The NFL is absolutely greedy. If the organization could send a seperate bill to each and every viewer watching the program via the over the air broadcast the it would.

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