David Guetta To Skrillex: Who Are The Highest Paid DJs?
Don't think there's money in DJing? Tell your parents they're wrong.
Forbes released their 2017 highest-paid DJ list, and for the fifth consecutive year, GRAMMY winner Calvin Harris was crowned Electronic Cash King, earning $48.5 million. He recently released the star-studded single "Feels" with Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean from his latest album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.
Coming in at No. 2 on the list was GRAMMY winner Tiësto with a $39 million haul, closely followed by GRAMMY winners the Chainsmokers, whose track "Something Just Like This," featuring Coldplay, hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
While electronic music might be easy on the wallet, for these highly creative and collaborative artists, it's about more than just the money. DJing is about the creativity.
"We work with artists because it makes sense, because we're excited about them," the Chainsmokers' Alex Pall told Forbes. "Anytime we work with someone, it's because they offer something to us creatively that inspires us."