Forbes released there list of richest women in the music biz. And we think the music biz in trouble. We should look at the men or groups.
Forbes: Madonna richest woman in music Wed Jan 30, 7:47 PM ET
Madonna is the richest woman in music. The 49-year-old entertainer leads Forbes.com’s list of the top 20 “Cash Queens of Music, ” earning $72 million between June 2006 and June 2007.
The pop star’s “Confessions” world tour pulled in $260 million, Forbes said. She also made money from album sales, her fashion line with H&M and a deal with NBC to broadcast her concert performance at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Forbes.com said it compiled the list by examining concert grosses, merchandising revenue, album sales and other revenue from clothing lines, fragrance deals and endorsements.
Barbra Streisand is No. 2 with $60 million, thanks to her comeback tour of North America and Europe.
Celine Dion ranks third with $45 million, largely from her successful “A New Day” show in Las Vegas, which she wrapped up in December after a five-year engagement at Caesars Palace.
Shakira is fourth with $38 million, followed by Beyonce ($27 million), Gwen Stefani ($26 million), Christina Aguilera ($20 million), Faith Hill ($19 million), the Dixie Chicks ($18 million) and Mariah Carey ($13 million).
Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigne and Martina McBride each banked $12 million.
Britney Spears ranked 14th on the list, earning $8 million from music royalties and sales of her fragrances with Elizabeth Arden.
Spears is followed by Carrie Underwood and Nelly Furtado ($7 million each); Fergie, Jennifer Lopez and Sheryl Crow ($6 million each); and Norah Jones ($5.5 million).
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The Entrepreneurial Landscape for
Developers of Robotics
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Several years ago, Sony demonstrated a corps of bipedal robots that perform a fully-coordinated elegant modern dance. They could do everything but jump, but they needed to be programmed in detail. Last year, a Carnegie-Mellon researcher joined with a Japanese counterpart to produce a toy-sized robot that would move rhythmically on its own to music. Service robots are no longer a fantasy. The Roomba will vacuum your house when you are away and it won’t knock anything over in the process. New high-end cars parallel park themselves. Visions of C3PO may still be a gleam in the eye, but autonomous and semi-autonomous special-purpose devices are no longer limited to laboratory experiments, and no longer limited to government customers and military applications.
Manufacture and sale of heavy duty manufacturing robots is still pretty much limited to industrial giants. What has changed is that there are now opportunities for emerging businesses in the marketplace for smaller scale and more autonomous devices. Much of the market is still wide-open. New companies can develop components, or they can even develop and sell whole assemblies — provided that they understand their customers and markets, and do not bite off more than they can chew.
The February 2008 session of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum will look at the entrepreneurial opportunities in the robotics industry, illuminate the market segments and their entrepreneurial profiles, and highlight the kinds of strategic relationships would-be purveyors will need to take their robotics products to market.
The Growing Commercial Markets for Semi-Autonomous Devices
Robotics Special Project
Moji Ghodoussi, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Interface Surgical Technologies, L.L.C.
Wei-Min Shen, Ph.D
Polymorphic Robotics Laboratory
Information Sciences Institute
Rogelio F. Nochebuena
Ira D. Moscatel
Arnold & Porter LLP
Sponsor for this Program
Saturday morning, February 9, 2008
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. at Baxter Hall, Caltech
Program: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall
Networking: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Baxter Hall, Caltech
Directions/Maps: Directions to the Forum; Caltech’s Interactive Map
$40 on-line registration fee. $50 at-the-door. $10 for students with full-time student ID (must show at door); free to Caltech students. Registrations will be accepted on-line up to 5 p.m., Thursday, February 7th. There are no refunds for no-shows.
FOUNDING SPONSORS Caltech Industrial Relations Center
Caltech Alumni Association
MIT Alumni Association
The Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum is administered in
conjunction with Entretech