Neergang Britney Spears goed voor economie

De media-aandacht voor het wel en wee van Britney Spears is goed voor de economie, zo kun je concluderen uit een bericht in de Britse Metro. Volgens een onderzoek leverde de neergang van Britney Spears een jaarlijkse bijdrage aan de Amerikaanse economie van 120 miljoen dollar.

Enkele aan de fotografie gerelateerde bedragen:

Top photo agency X17 says a good Brit shot can fetch over $100,000 (£50,000). They say her pictures account for 30 per cent of their total revenue.

Last year they sold a total of $2.5 million (£1.25m), including those bald pictures of the her head-shaving session for $500,000 (£250K) alone.

The agency’s competitors Splash say the singer makes up to 15 per cent of their total business.

In total, the singer’s pictures account for an astonishing 20 per cent of the paparzzi business.

And why is Britney on the cover of every damn magazine? Because she sells on average 1.28 million copies per issue, 33 per cent more on average than covers featuring other stars.

Last year she was on the cover of US trash mags, People, Us Weekly, In Touch, Life & Style, and OK! 175 times in 78 weeks, with sales totalling $360 (£180) million in that period. She doesn’t do that bad on the web either, topping Yahoo’s web search engine poll for the last 6 of 7 years.

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(met dank aan Pim Milo)