Queen, Metallica & AC/DC Made Billboard’s List Of Highest Paid Musicians Of 2020

July 29, 2021

Billboard released their list of the highest paid musicians of 2020 and there’s a bunch of rock bands scattered throughout the list. Queen, Metallica, AC/DC, Tool, KISS, Aerosmith and more still made bank during the pandemic!

Keep this in mind – revenue made from merchandising, synchronization and livestream gigs weren’t included. Not sure why… that might change the list.

Check out some of the rock bands on the list and where the money was made.

No. 7: QUEEN ($13.2 million)
Streaming: $5.5M
Sales: $5.3M
Publishing: $2.4M
Touring: $0

No. 13 AC/DC ($10.1 million)
Streaming: $4.3M
Sales: $4M
Publishing: $1.8M
Touring: $0

No. 18 METALLICA ($9 million)
Streaming: $3.9M
Sales: $3.7M
Publishing: $1.4M
Touring: $0

No. 20 PINK FLOYD ($8.8 million)
Streaming: $3.2M
Sales: $4.3M
Publishing: $1.3M
Touring: $0

No. 32 TOOL ($6.17 million)
Streaming: $823.4K
Sales: $557K
Publishing: $611K
Touring: $4.2M

No. 33 KISS ($6 million)
Streaming: $431K
Sales: $348K
Publishing: $194.5K
Touring: $5M

No. 34 THE ROLLING STONES ($5.69 million)
Streaming: $2.97M
Sales: $1.8M
Publishing: $1.17M
Touring: $0

No. 40 AEROSMITH ($5.35 million)
Streaming: $1.33M
Sales: $564K
Publishing: $840K
Touring: $2.7M

You gotta think, 2021 will CRUSH these numbers. The world is slowly opening up and you’re starting to see some quality tours being announced.

Are we almost fully outta the pandemic darkness?

 

Written by Todd Hancock

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