Forbes World’s Highest Paid Musicians 2014

1. Dr. Dre ($620 million)
2. Beyoncé ($115 million)
3. The Eagles ($100 million)
4. Bon Jovi ($82 million)
5. Bruce Springsteen ($81 million)
6. Justin Bieber ($80 million)
7. One Direction ($75 million)
8. Paul McCartney ($71 million)
9. Calvin Harris ($66 million)
10. Toby Keith ($65 million)
11. Taylor Swift ($64 million)
12. Jay Z ($60 million)(tie)
12. Diddy ($60 million)(tie)
12. Bruno Mars ($60 million)(tie)
15. Justin Timberlake ($57 million)
16. Pink ($52 million)
17. Michael Bublé ($51 million)
18. Rihanna ($48 million)
19. Rolling Stones ($47 million)
20. Roger Waters ($46 million)
21. Elton John ($45 million)
22. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)
23. Katy Perry ($40 million)
24. Jason Aldean ($37 million)(tie)
24. Jennifer Lopez ($37 million)(tie)
26. Miley Cyrus ($36 million)(tie)
26. Celine Dion ($36 million)(tie)
28. Muse ($34 million)(tie)
28. Luke Bryan ($34 million)(tie)
30. Lady Gaga ($33 million)(tie)
30. Drake ($33 million)(tie)

Mick Mepham… 4 567 999. Mick Mepham (peanuts)

John Wilde… Half a peanut here

John Kingdon… I only got the bag the peanuts came in.

Will Cornell… More than 50% of these I would not classify as musicians. They sing, usually with autotune, they dance, and they pose with minimal clothes. That is not being a musician.

Glenn Piper… Most of Dr dres income is from the Beats headphone company

Pete Fairless… …and bands should be divided by members?

Terry Huggins… I think it’s rather unfair to suggest singers aren’t musicians, although I agree about autotune. Anyone who wants to sing like Tarja Turunen will need to work extremely hard to even get close.Professional dancers also have to put a great deal of work in to get their routines right, so whilst they may not technically be musicians, they do deserve more respect. The fact that we may not like a particular performer or genre doesn’t mean they’re crap (unless it’s reggae), it just means it isn’t for us.

Alan Esdaile…  I love the fact that The Eagles are higher than One Direction.

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