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    NFL's Halftime Show is now Pay to Play

    The NFL Wants Its Super Bowl Halftime Performer to Pay
    By Lindsey Weber8/19/14 at 5:15 PM


    Pay up.
    On the one hand, when artists play the highly watched Super Bowl, they stand to get a huge bump in not only album sales but ticket sales for their tours. On the other hand, the NFL has never asked for money before. For the first year in history, The Wall Street Journal reports, the NFL is asking artists (or record labels, rather) to pay for the privilege of headlining the 2015 Super Bowl. They've put out the request to their top three choices: Rihanna, Coldplay, and Katy Perry — who, unsurprisingly, aren't thrilled. "The pay-to-play suggestion got a chilly reception from the candidates' representatives." If they won't pay, the NFL is asking whether the musicians "would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league." A pop star layaway program, you could say. Meanwhile, the amount of money the NFL is asking remains undecided, but I'm sure Katy Perry would be happy to sing the "Are You Ready for Some Football?" song.


    NFL's Greed Strikes Again! Considering many of the larger headline acts have been doing this to newer bands for years, I'm surprised it took this long. Interesting thing to me is I know many people only watch the Super Bowl halftime show and not the game.
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    Is this for ****ing real? What goddamn greed.

    The amount of money someone like rihanna has is complete chump change compared to what the nfl pulls in yearly.

    Why would they pull such a douchey move for what would be a dime to them.

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    I have no problem with this. Actually, sounds like a great idea.
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    Yea I think they should have been doing it sooner. Its the biggest show of the year in any sport and any person doing the halftime show will walk away with a ton... This is a business... The NFL should be doing this. How much the NFL makes is irrelevant overall

    Now if I were a celebrity... I would return the favor and say no and offer up all my earnings to charity... this is how you screw the NFL and further make yourself look good.

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    I don't see the issue. It doesn't really affect us as fans of the sport.
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    Louis CK or Seinfeld halftime show. No more bad music!


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    This is awesome

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    It is just one more example of the disrespect musicians get. I am not surprised by the support of big business by so many of you. I am disappointed, but not surprised.
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    Somebody should make a kickstarter campaign to fund some crappy garage band to play the Superbowl.
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    How unsurprising. Dude, give up trying to argue with valade. He cut you into little pieces, had you for breakfast, and shat you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Somebody should make a kickstarter campaign to fund some crappy garage band to play the Superbowl.
    Still would be better than the black eyed peas were...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Louis CK or Seinfeld halftime show. No more bad music!
    Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty all gave great performances.
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    I rarely watch the halftime show, so I really don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefeckcampaign View Post
    It is just one more example of the disrespect musicians get. I am not surprised by the support of big business by so many of you. I am disappointed, but not surprised.
    Really?

    This isn't a case of having a friend over to help you build a deck and asking him to bring 2 or 3 cases of beer and stuff to throw on the grill and by the way, bring your own hammer as well. The SB is a big event. If these musicians you speak of get some advertising out of it, it is not unreasonable to expect them to pay for that advertising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Louis CK or Seinfeld halftime show. No more bad music!
    I agree. When I was a kid, my brothers and I would go outside to play catch during the halftime show. Now a days, I go to the grocery store to reload on snacks during the half time show.

    Actually, the only halftime show I ever watched was the Michael Jackson halftime show. I think it was 94 or 95.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    Really?

    This isn't a case of having a friend over to help you build a deck and asking him to bring 2 or 3 cases of beer and stuff to throw on the grill and by the way, bring your own hammer as well. The SB is a big event. If these musicians you speak of get some advertising out of it, it is not unreasonable to expect them to pay for that advertising.
    This also isn't some two-bit cover band that builds decks during the week. These are all high profile artist and they should be treated with respect. If you do not believe these artist offer the NFL anything, why didn't they just have each team's cheerleaders parade around on the field to some background music?
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