NFL Halftime act must pay to play

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NFL Halftime act must pay to play

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:11 am

Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna: One of them will headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show, and it might just come down to whoever is willing to shell out for the privilege. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL, in notifying each act that they're the finalists under consideration, is also asking if, ahem, they might be willing to toss some post-halftime show income or "some other type of financial contribution" the league's way. The NFL isn't commenting on particulars, and a rep would say only that its commitment is only "to put on the best possible show."
http://www.newser.com/story/192694/nfl- ... ay-up.html

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Most will say 'fuck you' but some has-beens and wannabes will take them up on it. Soon it will be a auction.
Though the Journal notes that the idea met a "chilly reception," it's an interesting gambit: Last year's show hauled in 115.3 million viewers, and artists such as Bruno Mars and Beyonce have successfully used their performances as a springboard for concert tours—often putting tickets on sale virtually as the curtain goes down. CD and MP3 sales often see a boost, as well, though it's tough to gauge exactly what that windfall might be. As for who might be inclined to cough up, the Verge notes that all three acts are well-established cash cows and don't need the exposure the way an up-and-comer might. That said, Rihanna is currently recording her first album since 2012, and, well, if she happened to time its release fortuitously, might have the most to gain.
I don't think I ever made it though a half-time show. There's pisses to take, chips and dip to refill, posts to write on dumbfuckforums.com, and arguments with family members to have. What half-time show?

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Re: NFL Halftime act must pay to play

Post by Grammatron » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:23 am

NFL is selling time, up until now charging for the half-time....time was not worth it. The circumstances have changed and NFL simply wants a cut for that chunk of time. The artist would have to already be wildly successful or an idiot to not take this deal.

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Post by Doctor X » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:39 am

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Re: NFL Halftime act must pay to play

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:19 am

Grammatron wrote:NFL is selling time, up until now charging for the half-time....time was not worth it. The circumstances have changed and NFL simply wants a cut for that chunk of time. The artist would have to already be wildly successful or an idiot to not take this deal.
At the end of the day, it's basic economics of supply and demand.

I often ask myself why the cheerleaders work essentially for free. But apparently enough women want to do this that teams can pick and choose from hundreds of aspiring cheerleaders willing to do it for free, so why would they pay? They could even charge for the privilege and still get some girls willing to do it, probably (but probably not enough to make it worthwhile for them to do so).
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Re: NFL Halftime act must pay to play

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:47 am

Anaxagoras wrote:... choose from hundreds of aspiring cheerleaders willing to do it for free, so why would they pay?
The best cheerleader is no better than--draws no more fans than--the average cheerleader.

As the doc alluded to: Miley chicken butt will end up getting the gig. I won't notice anyway. Maybe it is no different that cheerleading. But they're not going to get the real talent. Like Justin Beeper. :D

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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:19 am

Do you suppose it makes a difference to the TV ratings who does the halftime show?
Maybe it does I suppose. Maybe Beeber would draw some extra viewers who aren't interested in the game itself.
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Post by Rob Lister » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:18 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Do you suppose it makes a difference to the TV ratings who does the halftime show?
Maybe it does I suppose. Maybe Beeber would draw some extra viewers who aren't interested in the game itself.
It makes a difference to the sponsors, I bet.
The internet tells me some ads cost as much as $4 million for a 30 second slot.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1509 ... ge-ad-cost

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:25 pm

Does anybody watch a football game for the halftime show, perhaps tuning in just for the halftime show?
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Re: NFL Halftime act must pay to play

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:53 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Does anybody watch a football game for the halftime show, perhaps tuning in just for the halftime show?
Apparently a few million people do tune in only for the halftime show.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/0 ... 22666.html
Mars' 14-minute performance, which also featured the Red Hot Chili Peppers, racked up 115.3 million viewers. That figure thrusts Mars and the Chili Peppers ahead of Madonna's 114 million viewers in 2012 and Beyonce's 110.8 million in 2013. The halftime show slightly edged out the game itself, which attracted a record-breaking audience of 111.5 million, according to Nielsen reports.
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