The Economics Of Beyoncé

July 26, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Beyoncé is the highest paid musician in the world. Amy X. Wang looked into what that meant:

  • In 2016 Beyoncé made an estimated $62.4 million.
  • Almost 90% of this came from her tours.
  • “Just” $1.9 million – 3% – was driven by streaming.
  • This underscores how musicians increasingly have to become good live performers, more than anything else, to make the big bucks.

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