Several big names in music are reportedly in talks to headline the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, but this year there is a twist. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has their eyes set on superstars Rihanna, Coldplay and Katy Perry for sports’ biggest night, but they are now asking artists to pay to perform.
The NFL is looking to capitalize off the millions of viewers in countries around the world. WSJ reports that the organization has already "asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig."
It’s not currently clear how much the NFL is asking artists to pay-to-play, but the idea has not been very well received. An artists’ argument is that they bring in extra viewers for one of the most-watched TV programs.
Thoughts Roomies… Should artists pay?