Tax day is coming up in just a few weeks, which means it’s time to take stock of your financial earnings of the last year, if you haven’t already. As for these 40 artists in the music industry, though, Billboard magazine did all their work for them, releasing their annual 2014 Top Money Makers list.
The list is calculated using the gross 2013 earnings of every big artist of the moment, but it includes some surprising names (I won’t spoil anything, except to say that I had no idea prog rock had this much of an audience in 2013). I doubt if anyone would consider this to be a list of the 40 best artists of the last year, but it’s pretty interesting, regardless. Enjoy.