Women in Music 2016
Watch Billboard and American Express' 'Women in Music: Inspiring a Generation' Video
Bozoma Saint John Accepts Executive of the Year Honor at Women In Music 2016: 'We're Knocking Dudes Out of the Way to Make Room for You'
Madonna Delivers Her Blunt Truth During Fiery, Teary Billboard Women In Music Speech
Kesha Accepts Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016: 'Don't Let Anyone Take Your Happiness'
Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2011
The music business remains in a state of turmoil. CD sales continue to fall. Untested business models emerge with the promise of new revenue streams. But as our fifth annual Money Makers ranking demonstrates, touring remains the most important income generator for most of the industry's top earners.
As the music industry grows ever more complicated, so does our top-secret* Money Makers formula. In past years, Billboard's Money Makers rankings were based on U.S. recorded-music sales, other U.S. revenue sources and worldwide touring data. In order to be as consistent as possible, this year's list is based solely on U.S. earnings-which explains why acts like U2, AC/DC and Metallica, which spent much of 2010 touring international markets, aren't included in this ranking.