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Wow, that’s a lot of money. Lady Gaga has been touring forever over 100 dates all over the country— maybe she doesn’t want to buy Â a house, its stressful (lol)!! Lady Gaga toured almost the entire year of 2010 ( and made $64 Mill according to Forbes) and is going strong into 2011.
So why will her paycheck go from $ 60M to $100 M ( moreÂ touring, new album, Polaroid & more), Forbes explains why,
First of all, thereâ€™s touring, which should provide the largest chunk of Gagaâ€™s earnings this year. In 2010, her 138-show Monsterâ€™s Ball tour grossed $133 million, second to onlyÂ Bon Jovi on the list of yearâ€™s most lucrative tours. Gaga already commands a higherÂ average ticket price($102) than her New Jersey counterpart ($92), but sheâ€™s been playing to crowds of 14,000 on average (compared to Bon Joviâ€™s 33,000).
Over the next six months, Gaga is scheduled to play 41 shows at 20,000-seat venues like Madison Square Garden in New York and the Staples Center in Los Angeles. If she maintains her average ticket price, that works out to $2 million gross per show, of which sheâ€™d likely keep about $800,000 a night after concert promoter fees, security, and other costs. Multiply that by 41 and you get roughly $33 million.
The second half of the year could prove to be even more remunerative as Gagaâ€™s new album, Born This Way, hits stores in June. If sales approach those of her debutÂ The Fame, which movedÂ 12 million copies worldwide, Gaga could easily see $10-$15 million from the album alone. Because sheâ€™s both an artist and a songwriter, sheâ€™ll also stands to receive an extra-large chunk of money from radio playâ€“ a fat publishing check in the U.S. as well as songwriting and performance royalties for spins abroad could add up to another $10-$15 million.
An ultra-successful album would have an even more profound financial impact beyond simple record sales and radio play.Â â€If the album is a success, sheâ€™ll be beyond an arena act by the end of the year,â€ says entertainment attorney Bernie Resnick, who represents Gagaâ€™s manager, Troy Carter. â€œShe could be a stadium act.â€
That means if she goes on the road for the last six months of the year, she could be filling 30,000- and 35,000-seat venues. Perhaps average ticket prices would dip down to a Bon Jovi-esque $90 with more seats available, but even so, thatâ€™s means a stratospheric nightly gross in the $3,000,000 range and take-home pay of somewhere around $1,000,000 a day. Thatâ€™s $45 million for a half-year of touring, bringing the full-year total to nearly $80 million, not counting merchandise, which could easily add another $6-$10 million in profits for an 80-date tour.
Gaga also shills a range of products: video sunglasses for Polaroid, headphones for Beats by Dre, phones for VirginMobile, and a host of items and services viaÂ product placement inÂ her videos (a Russian billionaireÂ reportedly paid $1 million to placeÂ himself in one of her videos). All these commercial ventures should add at least another $5-$10 million to her coffers.
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