An artist still has to pay an agent, taxes and such on endorsements.
BTW, I'm reading where movie star XXX had to drop the selling price of mansion
$1 Million or athlete was fined $XXX,XXX for a transgression.
None of it amounts to what a musician earns, even the elite.? Relative to the
talent and hard work involved, let's not go there.
Let's not forget that Ms. Fleming goes on stage and is critiqued to the nth
degree by armchair impressario and she braves brickbats of dozens of naysayers
on each and every note she sings.