Billboard’s Top Ten Earners In The Music Business

Albums may not be flying off the shelves these days but a MP3 download can’t take the place of a live show. Madonna proves that even in the era of YouTube and heavy music downloads she can still make serious paper. Catch all of the top earners in the music business last year.

According to Billboard here are the top 10 earners in the music business last year. Don’t sleep on the music industry. It’s obvious that fans still support their favorite musicians by shelling out millions to catch the hottest live tours of 2012.

Madonna
$34,577,308.62

Bruce Springsteen
$33,443,606.64

Roger Waters
$21,160,131.06

Van Halen
$20,184,709.91

Kenny Chesney
$19,148,525.24

Dave Matthews Band
$18,903,334.14

Tim McGraw
$18,329,167.89

Jason Aldean
$17,578,651.96

Coldplay
$17,300,144.34

Justin Bieber
$15,944,293.10

Big Money!!!