The NFL doesn’t pay performers for the Super Bowl halftime show because they make a ton of money from the exposure but is this asking too much? According to a story on rollingstone.com the NFL is asking performers to pay them.
‘The NFL reportedly asked Katy Perry, Rihanna
and Coldplay, their top choices to play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show, if they would be willing to pay the league in order to secure one of the biggest gigs in the world, according to The Wall Street Journal.
When reaching out to artists, league representatives asked some acts if they would exchange a headlining slot for a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour earnings, or make another type of financial contribution to the NFL. Sources told the Journal that the suggestion, perhaps unsurprisingly, “got a chilly reception from the candidates’ representatives.”‘