NFL WANTS MUSICAL ACTS TO PAY FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF PERFORMING AT THE SUPER BOWL?
by Scotty Matthews
posted Aug 20 2014 10:01AM
The NFL may have overestimated how far musicians will go to play the halftime show of the Super Bowl.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL reportedly asked Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay for money in exchange for securing the halftime slot, which ensures exposure to hundreds of millions of viewers.
However, sources told the Journal that the idea received a decidedly chilly reception when the NFL proposed it to the artists.
In the past, the NFL hasn't paid artists to play the halftime show, but has covered travel and lodging expenses.
You think 'Weird Al' Yankovic would do his show for free?
(Sources: Wall Street Journal / Rolling Stone)