Should the National Football League ask high-profile artists to pay to play in the halftime show?
According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL may be asking some of its more high-profile and potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show to pony up.
In the running for the halftime spotlight are Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay, the Wall Street Journal reports. League representatives asked some of the acts if they would pay to be a part of the gig, or be willing to contribute using some of their post-Super Bowl act income, and according to the Journal, the artists were not happy with the request.
The NFL typically doesn't pay performers, but covers their expenses and travel, which could run into the millions. The artists, though, typically enjoy a boost in music and ticket sales after their performances.
The 2014 halftime show drew in more than 115 million viewers with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, making it the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show ever and surpassing Madonna's performance two years ago.
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