madonna

madonna

Billboard has released their yearly list of the top forty money makers in music and, once again, the vast majority of income is from touring. This year Madonna tops Billboard Top 40 money makers. This is her second time to top the moneymakers list, having held the top spot back in 2008. Adele and Taylor Swift placed high on the list even though neither toured in 2012. Of course, they had two biggest selling albums of the year with numbers few others could touch. Artists are ranked by U.S. earnings, as well as variety of income streams, including touring, recorded-music sales, publishing royalties and revenue from an assortment of digital music and video services for downloads, as well as on-demand and non-interactive streaming. Billboard’s Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2013

#1 Madonna $34,577,308.62

#2 Bruce Springsteen $33,443,606.64

#3 Roger Waters $21,160,131.06

#4 Van Halen $20,184,709.91

#5 Kenny Chesney $19,148,525.24

#6 Dave Matthews Band $18,903,334.14

#7 Tim McGraw $18,329,167.89

#8 Jason Aldean $17,578,651.96

#9 Coldplay $17,300,144.34

#10 Justin Bieber $15,944,293.10

#11 Adele $13,906,635.76

#12 Lady Antebellum $12,968,992.17

#13 Celine Dion $12,927,494.01

#14 Brad Paisley $12,848,724.84

#15 Taylor Swift $12,695,783.32

#16 Carrie Underwood $11,942,956.65

#17 Nickelback $11,121,419.71

#18 Eric Church $11,015,773.11

#19 Rascal Flatts $10,777,282.68

#20 Barbra Streisand $10,611,419.16

#21 Neil Diamond $10,498,985.38

#22 Trans-Siberian Orchestra $9,959,362.28

#23 Toby Keith $9,805,764.04

#24 Drake $9,504,992.38

#25 Red Hot Chilli Peppers $9,477,807.56

#26 The Rolling Stones $9,276,084.10

#27 Miranda Lambert $8,818,536.04

#28 Rush $8,719,834.30

#29 Elton John $8,575,518.13

#30 One Direction $7,955,840.71

#31 Phish $7,382,514.39

#32 The Black Keys $7,358,679.41

#33 Maroon 5 $7,159,923.53

#34 Jay Z $7,011,905.17

#35 Journey $6,983,106.58

#36 Andrea Bocelli $6,732,442.76

#37 Zac Brown Band $6,682,797.58

#38 Rod Stewart $6,459,568.26

#39 Mumford & Sons $6,168,737.62

#40 Black Shelton $5,914,591.11