METALLICA, AC/DC, TOOL Amongst High-Incomes Musicians of 2020

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Billboard released its annual listing of high earners of the earlier yr, and a few big-name rock and steel acts made the listing. Earlier than Billboard bought to the bands, they provided some intriguing stats on the variations in earnings in a pandemic yr and a yr with touring.

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“It’s additionally no shock that the dearth of stay income led to a precipitous decline within the paychecks of music’s high earners, who collectively took house $387 million in 2020, down from $969 million in 2019.” Billboard writes. “Taking a look at income streams, touring revenue, based mostly on Billboard Boxscore information, fell tenfold, from $779 million in 2019 to $79 million and accounted for simply 20% of artists’ collective 2020 take-home pay. In earlier years, it has made up 75% to 80% of the highest 40 Cash Makers’ revenue.”

Do not get away the violins simply but, as a result of some artists had an enormous yr. Here’s a highlight on how rock and steel artists did, based on this listing…

7. Queen: $13.2M
Final yr’s rank: No. 5
Streaming: $5.5M
Gross sales: $5.3M
Publishing: $2.4M
Touring: $0

13. AC/DC: $10.1M
Final yr’s rank: —
Streaming: $4.3M
Gross sales: $4M
Publishing: $1.8M
Touring: $0

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18. Metallica: $9M
Final yr’s rank: No. 30
Streaming: $3.9M
Gross sales: $3.7M
Publishing: $1.4M
Touring: $0

20. Pink Floyd: $8.8M
Final yr’s rank: —
Streaming: $3.2M
Gross sales: $4.3M
Publishing: $1.3M
Touring: $0

32. Instrument: $6.17M
Final yr’s rank: —
Streaming: $823.4K
Gross sales: $557K
Publishing: $611K
Touring: $4.2M

33. KISS: $6M
Final yr’s rank: No. 8
Streaming: $431K
Gross sales: $348K
Publishing: $194.5K
Touring: $5M

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40. Aerosmith: $5.35M
Final yr’s rank: No. 26
Streaming: $1.33M
Gross sales: $564K
Publishing: $840K
Touring: $2.7M

…and only for reference, listed below are the highest 20:

  1. Taylor Swift: $23.8 million
  2. Submit Malone: $23.2 million
  3. Céline Dion: $17.5 million
  4. Eagles: $16.3 million
  5. Billie Eilish: $14.7 million
  6. Drake: $14.2 million
  7. Queen: $13.2 million
  8. The Beatles: $12.9 million
  9. YoungBoy By no means Broke Once more: $11.9 million
  10. Lil Child: $11.7 million
  11. The Weeknd: $10.4 million
  12. Aventura: $10.2 million
  13. AC/DC: $10.1 million
  14. Eminem: $9.7 million
  15. Lil Uzi Vert: $9.5 million
  16. Luke Combs: $9.2 million
  17. DaBaby: $9.1 million
  18. Metallica: $9 million
  19. BTS: $8.9 million
  20. Pink Floyd: $8.8 million
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