Who's making the $$$

"Billboard" has released their annual "Music Moneymakers" list, which ranks the 40 artists who raked in the most money last year.
 
The final estimates include album sales, digital music sales, streaming video and music, ringtones, publishing royalties, and revenue from touring, which is where the big money comes from these days.
 
They only count U.S. music sales and touring revenue, so anyone who spent a lot of last year touring abroad won't have that income added.
  
Merchandise sales and sponsorships weren't included either, because there wasn't enough information available to make it consistent across the board.
  
TAYLOR SWIFT is #1, with an estimated net income of $39.7 million. MADONNA topped last year's list, with $34.6 million.  She didn't make the list this time, mostly because she didn't tour or release anything new last year.
 
 
Here are the Top 20 Music Moneymakers:
 
 
1.  Taylor Swift, $39.7 million
 
2.  Kenny Chesney, $33 million
 
3.  Justin Timberlake, $31.5 million
 
4.  Bon Jovi, $29.4 million
 
5.  The Rolling Stones, $26.2 million
 
6.  Beyoncé, $24.4 million
 
7.  Maroon 5, $22.3 million
 
8.  Luke Bryan, $22.1 million
 
9.  Pink, $20.1 million
 
10.  Fleetwood Mac, $19.1 million
 
11.  Justin Bieber, $18.9 million
 
12.  Bruno Mars, $18.8 million
 
13.  One Direction, $18 million
 
14.  Jason Aldean, $17.9 million
 
15.  George Strait, $16 million
 
16.  Jay-Z, $15.7 million
 
17.  Michael Bublé, $14.5 million
 
18.  Mumford & Sons, $14.2 million
 
19.  Dave Matthews Band, $13.9 million
 
20.  Rihanna, $13.8 million
 
 
By the way, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK came in at #29, with just under $10 million.  That's pretty wild for a group that was pretty much forgotten for the 14 years between their break-up in 1994 and their reunion in 2008.