Bruce Springsteen emerged as the highest earning musician of 2021.
The new report was shared by Rolling Stone, with former Forbes editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg clocking up music’s highest earners.
The year was slightly distorted, he notes, both by the pandemic – which largely prevented global touring – and the increased sale of catalogue rights.
Bruce Springsteen tops the list of 2021’s highest earners, following a whopping $550 million earned from a catalogue sale.
Sony Music bought the rights, the biggest sale a musician has ever made for their completed works.
In all, Bruce Springsteen sold the rights to 20 studio albums, 300 songs, seven EPs, 23 live records, and more – alongside $40 million earned through other means.
In spite of not being able to tour The Boss still churned out two projects with former US President Barack Obama – the book and Spotify-exclusive podcast Renegades: Born In The USA.
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