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Report: NFL wants to charge Super Bowl halftime acts

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The NFL wants Super Bowl halftime acts to pay to play.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the league is looking to cash in by charging acts for the exposure they get during the big game. Since many acts can receive an immediate bump in tour and record sales after a halftime performance, the NFL is using that exposure as leverage.

Just ask January's performer, Bruno Mars. The singer's sales soared right after his performance at MetLife Stadium.

The WSJ report says the NFL has narrowed down its choices to three possible act for this year's show-- Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay. 

League representatives also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution in exchange for the halftime gig.
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