Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Tom Jones paid millions to sing

Organisers of a charity evening in Monaco paid Tom Jones a reported £3.1 million to perform for 90 minutes, though he gave a large portion of his fee to the Red Cross charity.
Great deals on musical instruments

Tom Jones was paid a staggering £3.1 million for a charity concert.

The 70-year-old singer received the huge sum for a 90-minute show at the 62nd Red Cross Ball in Monaco on Friday (30.07.10), making him the top earner for a single show, though it is believed he gave a substantial percentage of his fee to charity.

One reveller at the fundraiser - which was held in the ballroom of the exclusive Sporting Club and cost up to 20,000 Euros a table - told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was a wonderful evening. Tom and his band played some of his greatest hits, including 'It's Not Unusual', 'Sex Bomb', 'Green, Green Grass of Home' and 'Kiss', and had everyone up on their feet dancing, throwing napkins and flowers at him during the crescendo."

Tom's fee beats the rumoured £2.6 million offered to Sir Elton John to play for a Russian tycoon last year, Beyonce Knowles' £1.35 million pay cheque for a performance on New Year's Eve (31.012.09) and the £1.7 million George Michael was paid for a private 75-minute show.

A spokesperson for the event said: "Tom was worth it."

The concert, which was thrown by hotel, casino and restaurant owners in Monte Carlo, made more than £10 million for the Red Cross, with the money going to help victims of the Haiti earthquake and floods in Tanzania.

Posted on 3 Aug 2010 10:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News


In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38

With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.

20 Oct 2016 10:57

His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material

19 Oct 2016 14:37

Remidi are nearing the launch of their much anticipated Remidi T8, a glove that grants the user the ability to make music with their hands alone

14 Oct 2016 16:07

Open to the public, the DJ decks are led by professional sound engineers and music producers encouraging commuters to try their hand at mixing.

13 Oct 2016 13:05

The MEGS initiative aims to break small companies and emerging artists into overseas markets

11 Oct 2016 16:16

Recent Music News


Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08

With two plug-ins worth up to 199 Euros, users who purchase a A77X between 24/10/2016-31/01/2017 can experience unprecedented audio quality at a fraction of the price.

25 Oct 2016 15:09

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Paving the path for unique high quality drum stools, Roc 'n' Soc's products cater to caters comfort and overall playing experience.

24 Oct 2016 15:23

With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!

21 Oct 2016 13:37

Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table

20 Oct 2016 17:06