The NFL doesn't pay Super Bowl half time acts perform every year and there's good reasons why.

1.) About 100,000,000 people watch the Super Bowl--talk about publicity. Musical acts typically see a massive boost in music sales. In addition to, Yahoo reports: "Last year, Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were onstage for about 12 minutes. With commercial time valued at $4 million per 30-second slot, that's nearly $100 million worth of publicity for a band."

2.) It's an opportunity that only A FEW people get EVER.

This year the NFL may be asking halftime performers to actually pay the league for these reasons. These performers make so much money that the NFL even has a case for "post-Super Bowl tour income". Take Bruno Mars for example, he sold out a tour fairly quickly and one could make a case that this was with help from Super Bowl exposure.

According to the Wall Street Journal, let's see who the NFL has narrowed down to take the stage in 2015.

  • 1

    Katy Perry

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  • 2

    Coldplay

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  • 3

    Rihanna

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