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OT: NFL - Half-time show - Now "Pay to play" ...

Posted: 8/20/2014 4:38 PM

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NFL to Coldplay: Pay to Play the Super Bowl

League Receives Chilly Reception From Artists Under Consideration for 2015 Halftime Show

.Aug. 19, 2014 Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay currently make up the National Football League's short list of who they want to play the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. But in a twist, the NFL has asked the candidates to pay the league to get the job. So who's bigger? The Super Bowl or these high-profile artists? (Photo: Getty Images) .
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The National Football League doesn't usually pay the act that performs at halftime during the Super Bowl.
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But in a twist this year, the league has asked artists under consideration for the high-profile gig to pay to play, according to people familiar with the matter. . The NFL has narrowed down the list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay, these people said. -
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While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also 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. .
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The NFL is considering potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, including Coldplay. The band performed at their album-release party in Los Angeles, shown above, in May. Getty Images for Clear Channel . The pay-to-play suggestion got a chilly reception from the candidates' representatives, these people said. . ... NFL spokeswoman Joanna Hunter said the league's contracts with performers were confidential and that its only goal was "to put on the best possible show."
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.Super Bowl BoostAs for the lineup, she said,  -"when we have something to announce, we'll announce it." ... Super Bowl XLIX is to be played outside Phoenix on Feb. 1. . It is unclear how much money the NFL was seeking, and whether it would likely have amounted to more or less than the extra income the chosen performer might stand to generate from the exposure. -- No decision has been made yet and it is possible another act could be selected. .
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The Super Bowl halftime show, which this year featured the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars, drew a record 115.3 million viewers in February, according to the NFL, more than the game itself. - The entire event averaged 112.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen. -- That was more than double the size of the audience for the Academy Awards this year, more than triple the audience for this year's Grammy Awards and more than 11 times the size of MTV's most recent Video Music Awards. .
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The show has always been among the most valuable promotional opportunities for the music industry, and in recent years some performers have put tickets for their tours on sale immediately following their appearance on the field, to capitalize on the exposure. . Beyoncé announced her "Mrs. Carter Show" tour immediately following her halftime performance in 2013, for example, and the world tour grossed more than any other that year besides Bon Jovi's, according to trade publication Pollstar. -- Bruno Mars also put tickets to his "Moonshine Jungle" tour on sale the Monday after the game this year. . CD and download sales also typically get a temporary boost during the week following the artist's Super Bowl performance. .
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But it is impossible to know what percentage of an artist's concert ticket and album buyers were inspired by the halftime show. The impact is likely to be more significant for an up-and-coming artist such as Bruno Mars than for established stars such as Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay, promoters say. - - Ms. Perry, for example, sold 92% of the tickets to the concerts she headlined from May to July, grossing more than $36 million, according to Pollstar. -- Rihanna grossed $141.9 million on 90 shows around the world in 2013; -- Coldplay grossed $171.3 million on 67 global dates on their last tour in 2012, according to Pollstar. .
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The NFL typically covers the halftime performers' travel and production expenses, which can run well into the millions. ... PepsiCo Inc. PEP +0.40% will be the title sponsor of the show for the third consecutive year in 2015, - but doesn't "sign or work any deals with the talent selected," said a Pepsi spokeswoman. . .
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Posted: 8/20/2014 5:14 PM

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Good luck with that.  Maybe they can get the local "Wild Critter Show" to anti up $200.00

 

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Posted: 8/20/2014 5:26 PM

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Just when you thought the greed of the NFL had reached it's limit, Roger introduces another ring of hell.
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Posted: 8/20/2014 5:29 PM

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You have to wonder how many in the NFL (front office) don't have a "little profit sharing program" ...
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Posted: 8/20/2014 5:58 PM

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This is (and Donald Sterling) what happens with inbreeding.

 

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Posted: 8/20/2014 6:42 PM

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If "they" have to "pay to perform" - it won't take long until the half-time is longer than the game.
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Posted: 8/20/2014 6:53 PM

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All those acts should refuse to play the SB - except they're all probably just as greedy and in the end they'll make money off doing the gig. Just obscene.
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Posted: 8/20/2014 6:54 PM

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We could take up a collection to bring Bevis and Butthead back at halftime.

 

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Posted: 8/20/2014 9:01 PM

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We need a Kickstarter campaign to pay for Slim Whitman to play at half time ... if he's still alive ... hell, even if he isn't.
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Posted: 8/21/2014 8:40 AM

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So they are saying there is a chance that
DVDA(Trey Parker&Matt Stone) could play
A SB halftime at some point?
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Posted: 8/21/2014 9:49 AM

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This is just so obscene. The half-time show should be about providing the best entertainment for the *fans* who spent $1000's to get tickets and then endure the prices of getting to the event. The best band may not be one who can afford to out-bid a Beyonce or whoever. Or the best band may be one that refuses to cave to the will of Darth Roger. And it's not like getting money from the bands (or their labels, or drug cartels) will reduce the ticket price to fans. Just greed upon greed upon greed.

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Posted: 8/21/2014 11:13 AM

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--- dokgonzo wrote:

This is just so obscene. The half-time show should be about providing the best entertainment for the *fans* who spent $1000's to get tickets and then endure the prices of getting to the event. The best band may not be one who can afford to out-bid a Beyonce or whoever. Or the best band may be one that refuses to cave to the will or Darth Roger. And it's not like getting money from the bands (or their labels, or drug cartels) will reduce the ticket price to fans. Just greed upon greed upon greed.

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like Mark Cuban or not, his comments about the
NFL eventually getting too greedy and it alienating
it's fans, could become reality
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Posted: 8/22/2014 2:41 PM

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Wait until ticket prices go sky high and the only people in the seats are suits and people sitting on their hands.  You already see that at the new Yankee stadium.  You take the fans out of the stadium and put them on their couch.  Makes for a lame day at the park

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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:01 PM

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dokgonzo wrote: This is just so obscene. The half-time show should be about providing the best entertainment for the *fans* who spent $1000's to get tickets and then endure the prices of getting to the event. The best band may not be one who can afford to out-bid a Beyonce or whoever. Or the best band may be one that refuses to cave to the will of Darth Roger. And it's not like getting money from the bands (or their labels, or drug cartels) will reduce the ticket price to fans. Just greed upon greed upon greed.
Half time should be about pounding down  some goodies & beer before it starts up again. I'm not sure who all these pink hats are who watch it but the only half times I've ever seen are when I look at the the DVR.  And that's only when they are good like U-2, McCartney or Janet Jackson's boob.

 

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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:05 PM

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GinoC wrote:
dokgonzo wrote: This is just so obscene. The half-time show should be about providing the best entertainment for the *fans* who spent $1000's to get tickets and then endure the prices of getting to the event. The best band may not be one who can afford to out-bid a Beyonce or whoever. Or the best band may be one that refuses to cave to the will of Darth Roger. And it's not like getting money from the bands (or their labels, or drug cartels) will reduce the ticket price to fans. Just greed upon greed upon greed.
Half time should be about pounding down  some goodies & beer before it starts up again. I'm not sure who all these pink hats are who watch it but the only half times I've ever seen are when I look at the the DVR.  And that's only when they are good like U-2, McCartney or Janet Jackson's boob.
Agreed, they should just have college marching bands out there the whole time.  That would actually be cool

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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:16 PM

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They should have a wrestling cage match at half time: Roger v. Ray Lewis.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 9:44 PM

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Oh no.....
You mean we could get the Goober boys doing their publicity thing and Papa Goober would get to gloat some more at a SB just incase his boys don't make it.... 
Only this time without a worry of a sulking goober fest with Peyton.
How rich are they?
I can hear Rocky Top and see Promo Seyton and Elite-i already....
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