Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by Daniel0
The Highest Earning DJ in the World is Tiësto
The bucks are dropping in for Tiësto. He has been named the highest earning DJ in the world. The other stars in the top ten include Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Deadmau5 and David Guetta. The electronic artist topped the Forbes list. He was the best of the best and the Dutchman will be only too happy to be part of the Cash Kings List. His yearly earnings are $22 million while Skrillex earns $15 million. The Swedish House Mafia earns $14 million in the third place.
Perhaps one of the surprising entrants is DJ Pauly D from Jersey Shore, the US reality television show. It has been estimated that on average Tiësto earns $250,000 for each DJ slot that he attends. The fourth position is taken by David Guetta who earns $13.5m. In the 5th position is Steve Aoki with $12m. Deadmau5 takes the 6th position with $11.5m and is followed by DJ Pauly D with $11m. The 8th position is taken by Kaskade with $10m while Afrojack is in the 9th position with $9m. The top ten is completed by Avicii with $7m.
The great and the good of DJ music
The announcement that DJ Tiësto was the highest paid DJ is not surprising for those people who have been watching the industry and noted the fact that EDM has become the first choice for mainstream pop music. It is the staple sound on which lyrics are built in order to drive hit singles and even albums. The 43 year old (born Tijs Verwest) will be headlining the sets at the Coachella Music Festival. He also has an exclusive residency at Wynn Las Vegas. All this shows that his music is the popular choice for artists today.
A global fanbase has been earned using nothing more than the sheer force of his personality and some interesting electro house music. Following his 2009 album titled ‘Kaleidoscope’, the DJ embarked on a 15-month tour that took in 175 dates. Many of his shows were sold out. As for DJ Skrillex he is a 24 year old from Los Angeles who is making the big bucks from his music. This year the DJ (whose real name is Sonny Moore) won three Grammy Awards following his debut album titled ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ in which he mixed electronica, house and dubstep. Clearly the genre is gaining lost of popularity in the mainstream music circles.