Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How Much Does It Cost to Hire Your Favorite Performer?

Bob Dylan $150,000 to $300,000

50 cent $250,000 to $300,000

Lady Gaga $750,000

Madonna $1 million +

LMFAO $250,000

Arcade Fire (a Paul Krugman favorite--terrible music) $250,000

Black Eyed Peas $400,000 to $500,000

Willie Nelson $100,000 to $200,000

Hank Williams Jr. $100,000

Dionne Warwick $50,000

Creedence Clearwater $50,000 to $60,000

Ice Cube $30,000

Jefferson Straship $15,000 to $25,000

Stroke9  $7,000 to $9,000

1st Klass $1,500 to $3,000

Taylor Swift,  Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, James Taylor, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi all command over $1 million.

The full list is here.

(via Marginal Revolution)


  1. Man, I need to find an extra 300,000 to get Bob Dylan for my 30th birthday in a few years. He's the only one I care to listen to. :)

    Oh, I know how to get that 300k. It's called The Daily Alert. It was the best thing when I had it. :)

    1. Don't waste your money. I saw him last summer and he was unintelligible. Go with ccr

  2. CCR (minus) John Fogarty I'd assume.

  3. I know RW doesn't like Arcade Fire, but I love them, they're one of my favorite bands. It makes me cringe that Krugman apparently likes them, but what the hey, that doesn't affect me.

  4. I like Arcade Fire, but Black Eyed Peas and LMFAO barely even qualify as music. Total garbage.