NFL Sought Potential Payment From Super Bowl Halftime Show Musicians – Report

August 20, 2014 8:10 PM

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The newspaper said Tuesday that the NFL asked representatives of Coldplay, Katy Perry and Rihanna if they would be willing to make some sort of financial contribution to the League in exchange for their appearance, citing people familiar with the matter. One potential scenario involved the artist contributing some portion of post-Super Bowl tour income to the NFL. The artists gave the ideas a “chilly reception,” the paper reported.

“Our focus is putting on the best show for the millions of fans who watch it,” said NFL spokeswoman Joanna Hunter, adding that details of conversations about contracts with artists are “confidential.”

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