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Thread started 06/17/05 2:00am

Cliffy74

Prince Number 8 On Forbes Musician's List!

YAY for Prince!!!. Looks like he had a great year last year and earnt himself a nice pay packet! Congratulations!


Prince
Power Rank 40
Musicians

Rank
Pay $49.7 mil 12
Web Hits 1,190,000 30
Press Clips 830 94
TV/Radio 6 93

Cover Stories 0

Musicology marked the end of his six-year hiatus from touring, and fans jumped at the chance to see him perform. Prince sold a whopping 1.4 million tickets—more than any other touring act in 2004. The simultaneous release of his Musicology album made it an even more lucrative year for the artist whose name continues to confuse.


Rank Name Pay* Power rank
1. Madonna $50 million 8
2. Elton John $44 million 9
3. P. Diddy $36 million 20
4. Metallica $37.4 million 23
5. Shania Twain $34 million 29
6. Rod Stewart $31 million 32
7. Bette Midler $31 million 34
8. Prince $49.7 million 40
9. The Eagles $45 million 43
10. Van Halen $29.6 million 61



*2004
Source: Forbes.com
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Reply #1 posted 06/17/05 7:16am

DownTheNeedleD
ownTheSpoon

At the top of the "Who Cares" list....

Am I really "glad" P made $49 MM last year ???

I am glad he earned enough to make him happy and make him want to do more...
but is it necessary to know EXACTLY how much $$$ people make in this business???
Would you feel "worse" if he netted 30MM or 15MM or even 5MM ???

Wow... what a bad year...he ONLY made $5 Million Dollars.... think about it...

In actuality...Wow What a GREAT year... He was happier than he has been in years... he gave us great new music.... great performances... ROR HOF.... Mani...his Health.... more to follow...

Were is THAT in the Forbes list ???
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Reply #2 posted 06/17/05 7:19am

laurarichardso
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DownTheNeedleDownTheSpoon said:

At the top of the "Who Cares" list....

Am I really "glad" P made $49 MM last year ???

I am glad he earned enough to make him happy and make him want to do more...
but is it necessary to know EXACTLY how much $$$ people make in this business???
Would you feel "worse" if he netted 30MM or 15MM or even 5MM ???

Wow... what a bad year...he ONLY made $5 Million Dollars.... think about it...

In actuality...Wow What a GREAT year... He was happier than he has been in years... he gave us great new music.... great performances... ROR HOF.... Mani...his Health.... more to follow...

Were is THAT in the Forbes list ???

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If you don't care why click on this story. He had a great year after being totally written off by the industry. It is a great comeback story.
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Reply #3 posted 06/17/05 7:25am

acole

Here's a link to the Forbes website:

http://www.forbes.com/lis.../4L20.html
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Reply #4 posted 06/17/05 7:39am

Handclapsfinga
snapz

[monotone]yes. we're happy that p made a crapload of money.[/monotone]

laurarichardson said:

He had a great year after being totally written off by the industry. It is a great comeback story.

where'd he comeback from?
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Reply #5 posted 06/17/05 7:49am

xpsiter

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

[monotone]yes. we're happy that p made a crapload of money.[/monotone]

laurarichardson said:

He had a great year after being totally written off by the industry. It is a great comeback story.

where'd he comeback from?


I always ask that when people say that.
I am MrVictor....
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Reply #6 posted 06/17/05 8:06am

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wow, that's amazing he was on hiatus from touring for the last 6 yrs. I must have been paying a lot of money to see the greatest Prince cover/tribute of band all time during the Jam of the Year, Hit N Run, ONA, etc.. tours.
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Reply #7 posted 06/17/05 8:11am

Handclapsfinga
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shockadelica777 said:

wow, that's amazing he was on hiatus from touring for the last 6 yrs. I must have been paying a lot of money to see the greatest Prince cover/tribute of band all time during the Jam of the Year, Hit N Run, ONA, etc.. tours.

honestly! lol
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Reply #8 posted 06/17/05 8:15am

bzzzzz

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DownTheNeedleDownTheSpoon said:

At the top of the "Who Cares" list....

Am I really "glad" P made $49 MM last year ???

I am glad he earned enough to make him happy and make him want to do more...
but is it necessary to know EXACTLY how much $$$ people make in this business???
Would you feel "worse" if he netted 30MM or 15MM or even 5MM ???

Wow... what a bad year...he ONLY made $5 Million Dollars.... think about it...

In actuality...Wow What a GREAT year... He was happier than he has been in years... he gave us great new music.... great performances... ROR HOF.... Mani...his Health.... more to follow...

Were is THAT in the Forbes list ???


well, it seems obvious 2 me. obvious that u don't subscribe 2 forbes, that is. it so happens that the magazine covers business and finance. not the personal lives of artists. thus they don't mention that prince is happily married, or take time 2 tell us what he ate 4 breakfast.
"Rarr!"
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Reply #9 posted 06/17/05 8:20am

newpower99

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>>...made it an even more lucrative year for the artist whose name continues to confuse. <<<


I'm confused why they are still confused .



confuse
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Reply #10 posted 06/17/05 8:21am

Handclapsfinga
snapz

newpower99 said:

>>...made it an even more lucrative year for the artist whose name continues to confuse. <<<


I'm confused why they are still confused .



confuse

take them loafers off. giggle
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Reply #11 posted 06/17/05 8:26am

AzurePanther

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Look at that rich bitch ass mofo still chargin' to join his gotdamn crummy site! Does he not care about the non-existent steady flow of money of the youths he is trying to push into becoming musicians! Damn you Prince! You'd better organise a music club to help those precious kiddies you talk about!
No Freestyling.
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Reply #12 posted 06/17/05 8:58am

pkidwell

Bette Midler? What the....
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Reply #13 posted 06/17/05 9:17am

laurarichardso
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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

[monotone]yes. we're happy that p made a crapload of money.[/monotone]

laurarichardson said:

He had a great year after being totally written off by the industry. It is a great comeback story.

where'd he comeback from?

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You and I know he did not go anyplace but, the music industry and the mainstream media think otherwise. It must make last year that much sweeter for him.
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Reply #14 posted 06/17/05 9:28am

asg

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http://www.rollingstone.c...layer=true

he made 56.5mil for 2004 but this forbes article is mid 2004 to mid 2005

so i guess he made 49.7mil durin that period


U2 is goin to gross about $300 mil this year i think next yrs list is goin to look quite different
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Reply #15 posted 06/17/05 9:32am

radici27

shockadelica777 said:

wow, that's amazing he was on hiatus from touring for the last 6 yrs. I must have been paying a lot of money to see the greatest Prince cover/tribute of band all time during the Jam of the Year, Hit N Run, ONA, etc.. tours.









This is exactly why I hate the media. These journalists don't do their work, and don't really know all that much about the subjects they cover. On top of that, Prince is without a doubt one of the most mis-covered musicians today. Basically hit n run and Ona were below mainstream radar so it just didnt exists to the establishment. Fuck them.
[Edited 6/17/05 9:33am]
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Reply #16 posted 06/17/05 9:48am

asg

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if you want to see a sorted list in every category

http://www.forbes.com/lis...ank_1.html
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Reply #17 posted 06/17/05 9:57am

oneradyear

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The things I would do with just ONE of those million...

Tim Kaye
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Reply #18 posted 06/17/05 10:18am

johnnyvulture

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happy for him biggrin
Stevie Wonder
Prince
James Brown
Sly & the family Stone
Earth, wind, & fire
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Reply #19 posted 06/17/05 11:12am

Jarret

He could have been ranked number one on the entire list, and this board would still be full of people complaining that Forbes doesn't have prince.org-level knowledge of all the details of his life.

I'm still shaking my head that ANYONE thinks this is somehow bad news, or an insult to Prince. If I shoved an icepick into my brain, I might be able to comprehend why his marriage and his health ought to be taken into account on a "power" list compiled by a business/finance publication...
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Reply #20 posted 06/17/05 11:13am

DownTheNeedleD
ownTheSpoon

laurarichardson said:

DownTheNeedleDownTheSpoon said:

At the top of the "Who Cares" list....

Am I really "glad" P made $49 MM last year ???

I am glad he earned enough to make him happy and make him want to do more...
but is it necessary to know EXACTLY how much $$$ people make in this business???
Would you feel "worse" if he netted 30MM or 15MM or even 5MM ???

Wow... what a bad year...he ONLY made $5 Million Dollars.... think about it...

In actuality...Wow What a GREAT year... He was happier than he has been in years... he gave us great new music.... great performances... ROR HOF.... Mani...his Health.... more to follow...

Were is THAT in the Forbes list ???

-----
If you don't care why click on this story. He had a great year after being totally written off by the industry. It is a great comeback story.


Good question by someone who has no idea what they are talking about...
A comeback??? I guess you didn't get to see the ONA tour... or the JOTY tour..
or any of the other shows before that.... too bad for you 'case he was SLAMMIN" !!!

So who, exactly, benefits from reading this information in Forbes ?
The Record Industry? smile
You smile

Well, congratulations to you then,,, I can see why your so happy P made $49MM !!!!! You GO girl !
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Reply #21 posted 06/17/05 11:44am

rudedog

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

[monotone]yes. we're happy that p made a crapload of money.[/monotone]

laurarichardson said:

He had a great year after being totally written off by the industry. It is a great comeback story.

where'd he comeback from?


From...a long haitus making music for his himself & fans and not for the mainstream audience or record labels as he did during Purple Rain, Diamonds & Peals, The prince album, TMBGITW which he attained success with(mainstream that is).
"The voter is less important than the man who provides money to the candidate," - Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
Rudedog no no no!
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Reply #22 posted 06/17/05 12:16pm

Tom

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If they can't even get their facts straight on Prince's tours over the past 6 years, it makes you wonder how reliable those numbers are anyhow.
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Reply #23 posted 06/17/05 1:04pm

laurarichardso
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DownTheNeedleDownTheSpoon said:

laurarichardson said:


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If you don't care why click on this story. He had a great year after being totally written off by the industry. It is a great comeback story.


Good question by someone who has no idea what they are talking about...
A comeback??? I guess you didn't get to see the ONA tour... or the JOTY tour..
or any of the other shows before that.... too bad for you 'case he was SLAMMIN" !!!

So who, exactly, benefits from reading this information in Forbes ?
The Record Industry? smile
You smile

Well, congratulations to you then,,, I can see why your so happy P made $49MM !!!!! You GO girl !

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ONA tour... or the JOTY tour I saw both of those shows smart ass.

To the mainstream media 2004 was a comeback. Keep in mind most of the mass music buying public only keeps up with what every music MTV or the radio deems hot at the moment. Therefore, to the masses this was a comeback.

Maybe you need to get out and read something other than Prince.Org. Forbes does this 100 celebrity thing every year. I read business periodicals 12 months out of the year.
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Reply #24 posted 06/17/05 1:44pm

poetbear68

shockadelica777 said:

wow, that's amazing he was on hiatus from touring for the last 6 yrs. I must have been paying a lot of money to see the greatest Prince cover/tribute of band all time during the Jam of the Year, Hit N Run, ONA, etc.. tours.


NOT FUNNY!
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Reply #25 posted 06/17/05 3:19pm

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poetbear68 said:

shockadelica777 said:

wow, that's amazing he was on hiatus from touring for the last 6 yrs. I must have been paying a lot of money to see the greatest Prince cover/tribute of band all time during the Jam of the Year, Hit N Run, ONA, etc.. tours.


NOT FUNNY!


You never know - it could be these guys:
www.purplereign.net wink
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Reply #26 posted 06/17/05 3:45pm

Snap


Cover Stories 0
*2004
Source: Forbes.com



2001 Hit N Run tour, One Nite Alone tour, soundchecks, aftershows, and Prince's face on dozens of magazines...

Wow, what a long strange dream I had. The media keeps telling me it wasn't real. lol
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Reply #27 posted 06/17/05 4:03pm

FutureShock

Cover stories 0???

Man... if Forbes can't get that part right, then that throws all of their other stats into question. I mean, Prince IS a musician, so wouldn't one do a search on the top music magazines if nothing else. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Prince on the cover of Rolling Stone this past year???
"You've got to believe in something... why not believe in me?"
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Reply #28 posted 06/17/05 4:11pm

FutureShock

asg said:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/6959138?rnd=1108350227255&has-player=true

he made 56.5mil for 2004 but this forbes article is mid 2004 to mid 2005

so i guess he made 49.7mil durin that period


U2 is goin to gross about $300 mil this year i think next yrs list is goin to look quite different


Yeah, but the money for U2 is probably split 100 different ways. How much will Bono take home? No doubt Prince has to share his gross concert income with the band and a very few others. But the lion's share of the money made by Prince goes to Prince. I could be wrong, but doubt that Bono could say the same concerning U2's gross earnings. If you break it all down, Prince probably still nets more money. Just my guess.
"You've got to believe in something... why not believe in me?"
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Reply #29 posted 06/17/05 8:21pm

CandaceS

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FutureShock said:

Cover stories 0???
...Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Prince on the cover of Rolling Stone this past year???


Do they mean zero Forbes cover stories? Otherwise...yes he was on the RS cover, as well as Entertainment Weekly, Tracks, Jet, Word, Modern Drummer (w/ John), Bass Player (w/ Rhonda), a keyboard magazine (w/ Renato), the Italian Vogue, etc., even the teenybopper magazine Black Beat! shrug (Note: this is written from an American perspective, may have been other major overseas publications I missed)
[Edited 6/17/05 20:22pm]
"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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