MÖTLEY CRÜE, RUSH and JOURNEY are among the artists who have made Billboardmagazine’s Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2012 list. The sixth annual Money Makers ranking is based on U.S. income sources, ranking artists based upon how much each of them earned in 2011 from a variety of income streams, including touring, recorded-music sales, publishing royalties and payments from an array of digital services. The calculations were based on each artist’s U.S. net earnings, not gross revenue. Due to a lack of sufficient data, the figures do not include revenue from sponsorships, merchandise sales or synchronization deals.
Hard rock artists included on the list:
07. BON JOVI – $19,813,232
12. JOURNEY – $12,313,822
31. FOO FIGHTERS – $6,013,257
32. RUSH – $5,819,304
38. MÖTLEY CRÜE – $5,376,272
You can find the entire list at Billboard.com.