28 September 2010

Justin Bieber grabs lunch on South African vacation
Justin Bieber looked a little surprised to be photographed while he was vacationing in South Africa this week.

The 16-year-old teen idol was spotted enjoying lunch at a restaurant in Cape Town. While Baby Biebs is taking a well-deserved vacation, he tells fans that he is already itching to get back to work. "I miss performing," Justin tweeted earlier today, proving that he isn't your average lazy teen.

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The true measure of any artist is the fee they command for a show, and on that scale the 5ft 5-inch Justin Bieber is close to a giant.

Records obtained by the Smoking Gun prove the 16-year old Canadian crooner earns a minimum of $300,000 a show, placing him sixth in the list of top earners behind country stars Sugarland, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flats and Keith Urban, and the glam-rock band Kiss.

But Justin still earns far more per gig than stars who have been singing for years – Sheryl Crow earns roughly half Justin’s fee, and Bret Michaels and ‘American Idol’s Jordin Sparks earn less than a quarter.

He also earns twice as much for each show as Drake [who was a surprise guest at his August 12 gig,] and three times as much as Disney star Selena Gomez.

His company. ‘Bieber Time Touring, LLC’ can collect as much as $380,000 for a single performance. And to make the deal even sweeter the entire cost of the lights, sound gear and staging has to be met by each venue.

Justin’s agency, the entertainment goliath ‘Creative Artists Agency,’ also makes the venues pay for any opening act. They must also give him ‘100% headline billing’ and guarantee that he will close all his shows – with no follow-on act.

So let’s do the math — Justin’s current ‘My World’ tour ends on December 23 after 75 shows. At $300,000 per show that means he should earn $22.5-million. Enough to never need to go near a microphone ever again.

See the earnings chart here.

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Justin Bieber Dolls & Toys are coming soon


New York, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2010

Bravado, the world's leading global music merchandising company, and The Bridge Direct, Inc, a global children’s consumer products sourcing and supply chain management company led by toy industry veteran Jay Foreman, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to launch an exclusive line of collectible dolls, singing dolls, toys and plush based on the music, concerts and personal style of the critically-acclaimed, chart-topping recording artist, songwriter and teenage superstar, Justin Bieber. The announcement was made by Tom Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Bravado, and Jay Foreman, President and CEO of The Bridge Direct.

The new Justin Bieber toy line will debut holiday 2010 with the JB Style Collection Figures (SRP $17.99), Justin Bieber Music Video Collection Singing Figures (SRP $27.99) that each “sing” a portion of one of Justin’s most popular hit songs and come with fun accessories, In Concert Microphones (SRP $14.99) that play two of Justin’s hit songs with cool sound effects, and the cuddly and collectible Signature Plush (SRP $7.99).

“We are delighted to be working with Jay and his team at The Bridge Direct,” stated Tom Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Bravado.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Bravado to create authentic products that Justin’s millions of fans will surely love,” said Jay Foreman, President and CEO of The Bridge. “My experience with celebrity-themed toys based on hugely popular musical artists like the Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Disney’s Hannah Montana has given me the ability to bring these must-have products to market for fans just in time for the holiday gift giving season.”

Members of the media will be given a first look at the Justin Bieber toys today at the annual Time to Play Holiday Showcase in New York City. The products are expected to be available in major mass retailers on or before December 4, 2010 and will begin to be available for pre-sale orders online starting this week, so fans can reserve their dolls early. For more information on the Justin Bieber toy line, please visit www.justinbiebertoys.com.

To receive the most up-to-date news on the Justin Bieber toys, be sure to follow them on Twitter @JBieberToys and “Like” the Justin Bieber Toys page on Facebook.

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