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World’s Highest-Paid Musicians of 2014 Include….


Forbes magazine released its 2014 list of the world’s highest-paid musicians. Toby Keith is the top country earner at No. 10 with $65 million, followed by Taylor Swift at No. 11 with $64 million. Kenny Chesney comes in at No. 22 with $44 million and Jason Aldean ties with Jennifer Lopez at No. 24 with $37 million. Luke Bryan ties with Muse at No. 28 with $34 million. Find out which musician/entrepreneur topped the list here

Find Out Where Your Favorite Country Music is on New Year’s Eve

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Three of the four coaches from “The Voice” will perform on Carson Daly’s New Year’s Eve special on NBC. Blake Shelton will perform and Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams will perform together as well. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will perform a song from their “Cheek to Cheek” album. Seth MacFarlane also is on the bill.

“New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” continues to add to its lineup of entertainment. The New York party includes Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line. Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Jason Derulo, Pentatonix and Rixton will perform as part of the West Coast party, hosted by Fergie.  “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” will air on ABC.

If you are in Nashville for New Year’s Eve make sure to hit up the Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway! Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum are slated to perform on the bi-coastal, televised celebration live from the Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City in downtown Nashville and Chip Esten from “Nashville” will host the segments!  Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway will air as part of  “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC.

Big Machine Records Head Will Mentor “American Idol” Hopefuls


The man who mentors Taylor Swift will do the same for “American Idol” contestants. Big Machine Records CEO and president Scott Borchetta will serve as mentor for the next season of “Idol.” The “Idol” winner will be signed to Big Machine.

Borchetta’s role has been “re-imagined and stepped up,” as he’ll be with the contestants through the live shows, and has already taken part in the season. Borchetta joined Idol during the Hollywood Week segment of the show, taking a first look at the contestants who he will be advising during the competition.

Its current roster includes Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, The Band Perry and Brantley Gilbert. Borchetta will mentor while returning judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. pick the next crop of promising performers when American Idol returns on Jan. 8.

Taylor Swift Tickets For 1989 World Tour Set To Dominate Secondary Market

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There’s no stopping Taylor Swift. After already being one of the biggest names in music, the 24-year-old singer has been on a non-stop upswing since the release of her latest album, 1989. The album sold more than 1.28 million copies in its first week and while the number of sales dipped dramatically to 402,000 copies sold, that was still the second highest selling week for any album in 2014. Tickets for her upcoming 1989 World Tour went on sale last week, and the price of Taylor Swift tickets has already skyrocketed on the secondary market.

The current secondary market price for Taylor Swift tickets from TiqIQ is $264.17. Currently, the most expensive date comes July 10 at MetLife Stadium with an average price of $417.58, 58% above the tour average. The least expensive date on the tour comes May 22 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with an average price of $139.74. Swift is currently in a league of her own when it comes to demand on the secondary market.

For comparison, secondary market Ariana Grande tickets on TiqIQ currently have an average price of $174.91, 33.8% below the average price for Swift’s tour. The most expensive single show on Grande’s Honeymoon Tour will be March 14 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. That show has an average price of $317.14, 81.3% above her tour average but just 20% above Swift’s average.

Swift also stands tall over newcomer Meghan Trainor. The “All About That Bass” singer is playing smaller venues and also sees significantly lower ticket prices on the secondary market. Trainor’s tour average is $104.83 on the secondary market with the most expensive average price for Meghan Trainor tickets on TiqIQ having an average price of $278.63. That price is for a concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco on February 16 and it is the only one of her shows with an average price above $200.

Swift is clearly a bigger name than both Grande and and Trainor, but comparing the tour average to the year’s earlier tours for Katy Perry and Lady Gaga still puts Swift on top. Perry’s Prismatic Would Tour had an average price of $221, 16% below 1989. Lady Gaga tickets had an average price of just $170.17 on the secondary market.

While 1989 continues to dominate the charts, the 1989 World Tour is set to take control of the seconday market.



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