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Monday, August 6, 2012

The World's 10 Highest Paid DJ's

Top DJ image from Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production blog
For any musician who's spent a lifetime practicing learning your craft, this might not be something that you'll want to read. Forbes recently compiled a list of the world's top 10 money making DJ's. While still not as much as the current pop stars, some DJ's are sure raking in a lot of cash, but that's thanks to a global EDM industry that is now worth an estimated $4 billion.

Here's the list:

1. Tiesto - $22 million
2. Skrillex - $15 million
3. Swedish House Mafia - $14 million
4. David Guetta - $13.5 million
5. Steve Aoki - $12 million
6. Deadmau5 - $11.5 million
7. DJ Pauly D - $11 million
8. Kadkade - $10 million
9. Afrojack - $9 million
10. Avicii - $7 million

Keep in mind that their income is from touring (Tiesto makes about $250k a night), endorsements,  and merch.


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