The Rolling Stones Are Top Touring Artist Of Decade

The Rolling Stones Are Top Touring Artist Of Decade

The Rolling Stones Are Top Touring Artist Of Decade
The Rolling Stones have been named Billboard's top touring artist of the decade, with gross revenue of $869.5 million and attendance of more than 8 million across 264 concerts. Rounding out the top five were U2 ($844.2 million), Madonna ($801.3 million), Bruce Springsteen ($688.1 million), and Elton John ($603.8 million). In related news, U2 topped Billboard's 2009 top tours list with $311.6 million in gross revenue and concert attendance of more than 3 million. Trailing U2 was Madonna ($222 million), Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band ($156.3 million), AC/DC ($135.3 million), and Pink ($102.9 million). (12/14)

Online Radio Listening Up In UK
A total of 4.5 million people in the UK utilized online radio services such as Last.fm and Spotify during November, an increase from 3.9 million in May and 2.9 million from October 2008, according to a survey from radio audience research firm RAJAR. The survey also found that 17.4 million, one-third of UK adults, have listened to radio via the Internet during their lifetime, up from 16.9 million in May, and individuals downloading podcasts rose from 7.8 million in May to 8.1 million. (12/14)

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