Friday, August 03, 2012

Tiesto, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Afrojack Among The Highest Paid DJs in The World

Tiesto, Skrillex and Swedish House Mafia are in the top 3 Highest Paid DJs in The World, followed closely by David Guetta, Steve Aoki and Deadmau5.

Tiesto in His Favorite Jesus Pose

Tiesto in His Favorite Jesus Pose as other DJs have Dubbed it

Skrillex More Monsters and Sprites Remixes

Skrillex At Work In The Club

Swedish House Mafia

Deadmau5 at work in the Club

Deadmau5 and His Infamous Light Cube Touring DJ Booth

Forbes has released a list of the top-earning DJ and TiestoSkrillex and Swedish House Mafia has at the top. The list, titled “Top 10 Electronic Cash Kings,” determines the biggest earners in the dance music genre by culling together the musicians’ concert and festival performances.
Tiesto comes in at No. 1, earning $22 million in the past year. The DJ earns an average of $250,000 per night, according to Forbes. Unsurprisingly Skrillex comes in at No. 1, netting $15 million, while Swedish House Mafia scored the No. 3 spot with $14 million. Other DJs in the Top 10 include David Guetta ($13.5 million),Deadmau5 ($11.5 million) and Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D ($11 million). Check out the full list below:
1. Tiësto – $22m
2. Skrillex – $15m
3. Swedish House Mafia – $14m
4. David Guetta – $13.5m
5. Steve Aoki – $12m
6. Deadmau5 – $11.5m
7. DJ Pauly D – $11m
8. Kaskade – $10m
9. Afrojack – $9m
10. Avicii – $7m
This makes us feel like we should probably start making dub-step music, if only for the cash. 

Skrillex told Forbes“I’ve been listening to electronic music since I was 12. Even when I played in rock bands, I’ve been making it… This is the first time it’s gotten so big.” 

Tiesto added, “I think what really changed was social media. Twitter, Facebook really helped a lot. It exposed things to a whole new world. Before that you only could hear [electronic dance music] on the radio at night. Day-time radio would never play it.”

These numbers shouldn’t necessarily be surprising when you consider just how popular EDM has become over the past few years. Most of the DJs on the list are called in to headline major festivals now and Kaskade recently became the first DJ to sell out the Staples Center in Los Angeles, an honor usually reserved for major rock and pop acts. But still we’re pretty blown away to see just how many millions these guys (and yes, unfortunately, they’re all guys) are earning. What do you think about how much DJs are earning these days? Tell us in the comments. 

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