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The World’s Highest Paid EDM DJ/Producers Of 2016

While it may have seemed that Calvin Harris has had a rough year, Calvin Harris raked in $63 million, making him the highest-paid DJ in the world. Aside from his car accident, his breakup with Taylor Swift and his $3 million dip in his annual income, Calvin Harris had it pretty good this past year.

Next up on the list are the Dutch-born Tiësto who earned $38 million and David Guetta who earned $28 million. All in all, the ten top earners collectively pulled in more than $270 million this year, which is 1% lower than a year ago.

Despite EDM songs beginning to take up the radio airwaves, it seems that the outrageous DJ booking fees is starting to burst. Steve Aoki said “The bubble has already burst in America. You can see it in Vegas' DJ Landscape.”

Check out the list in full below and compare it to 2015’s numbers here.

1. Calvin Harris – $63 million
2. Tiesto – $38 million
3. David Guetta – $28 million
4. Zedd – .5 million
5. Steve Aoki – $23.5 million
6. Diplo – $23 million
7. Skrillex – $20 million
8. Kaskade – $19 million
9. Martin Garrix – $16 million
10. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – $15.5 million
11. Afrojack – $15 million
12. Avicii – $14.5 million

Source: Forbes


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