NFL asks performers to pay for Super Bowl halftime gig
The Journal reports that the artists are not happy with the leagues' request. The NFL doesn't pay the halftime acts directly, but they do usually pay for the performers travel and production expenses.
Despite not being paid, the artists do usually get a big boost in music and concert ticket sales after the Super Bowl. Last year, performer Bruno Mars saw a jump in album sales of 164 percent in the week following his halftime performance.The halftime act for next year's game in Glendale, Arizona has reportedly not been decided yet.