Top paid club DJ's in 2013

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    The World’s Highest Paid DJ’s 2013
    1. Calvin Harris ($46 million)
    2. Tiesto ($32 million)
    3. David Guetta ($30 million)
    4. Swedish House Mafia ($25 million)
    5. Deadmau5 ($21 million)
    6. Avicii ($20 million)
    7. Afrojack ($18 million)
    8. Armin van Buuren ($17 million)
    9 (tie). Skrillex ($16 million)
    9 (tie). Kaskade ($16 million)
    11. Steve Aoki ($14 million)
    12. DJ Pauly D ($13 million)
    13. Diplo ($13 million)




     
  2. cia212

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    That kid from Jersey Shore made $13 mill? Jebus! Meanwhile, all DJs are WAY overrated.
     
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    so why do DJs make this much money?
     
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    wtf am i missing here? why would a DJ make more than $50,000 a year. :facepalm:
     
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    Hit the spacebar!!! :artiejj:
     
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    Do they bring their own records?
     
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    traveling the world, and catering to millionaires/billionaires
     
  9. greyt

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    lots of people pay a lot of money to go see them. baseball players get a shit load of money because people pack the stands to see them. it's maybe not fair but that's how it works.
     
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    there is no way a DJ makes 45 million on DJing. I think they also produce and do remixes and are paid from that.

    There is no way they make almost a million a week. Club goers would have to pay $1000 at the door to get in.
     
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    I read that article and my jaw dropped. Who knew they made THAT much money? :eek:
     
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    I am shocked that Tiesto is second by such a large margin.

    But Calvin Harris has done some really good stuff this last year.
     
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    EDM is a largely ignored Stateside. I think people dismiss it as 'oontz oontz oontz' happy raver shit music. But it has matured, grown and morphed into a whole bunch of unique genres.

    It is huge in parts of the world. Not only are the DJs making money from records, but there are festivals, concerts, Meccas (like Ibiza).

    And some high rollers like to kick out money for guest DJs for private parties and club engagements. There is money to be made because there are some very wealthy people that enjoy the music and are willing to shell out staggering amounts of money to hear it.
     
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    they enjoy coked up sluts dancing on tables and they know that ain't happening listening to creedence clearwater revival.
     
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    None of those figures are real. I've hired tons of top DJs from around the world to play at clubs including hiring them for New Year's Eve gigs which cost quite a bit. They'd need to be exclusively playing festivals four or five days a week to cover more than a few million a year from just DJ'ing. I hire top level DJs for nothing more than the door. Never once have they said "I need ten percent of your bar tab as well". Some of them even sell their own tickets so you don't even have to market them.

    If DJ'ing was this lucrative then everywhere there would be 15,000 capacity nightclubs. But there aren't. You get a few festivals a year as a top DJ and the rest is set building throughout the year. Playing at clubs that are between 500 and 2,500 capacity. I routinely go to NYC to watch top DJs play at 100-500 person clubs for more intimate sets. They aren't making $850,000 off of 150 people.

    Most of these guys make money selling CDs, soundtracks, licensing, doing commercials, producing. And so on. The CEO of GM made $12 million last year. Most NFL players aren't making that much money. I seriously doubt that any of these DJs are making even close to $10 million a year from DJing. I've worked with major labels, studios, mastering labs. There's not that much money in electronic music DJ'ing even if you are Tiesto.
     
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    but it doesn't say strictly from DJing, does it? it's their total income
     
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    they make their real money putting on karaoke nights
     
  18. SouthernListen

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    I am skeptical of these numbers. 52 weeks in a year. Friday night, Saturday night, and maybe 1 weeknight "event". You're gonna have a couple weeks off. So maybe you're working 150 nights a year. $46M = $306,000/night.

    1. No club could afford 1/10th of that to make it profitable selling drinks and cover charges.
    2. Special events pay well, but you couldn't just do private events or nobody would have heard of you.
    3. You know anyone who gets $40M/year endorsement deals? Much less anyone who isn't even a household name?
    4. Even the mega wealthy couldn't afford those rates.

    In this world of BS I am dubious of any claims, and these sound ginned up to create a feedback loop of higher rates. "I make $40M a year motherfucka, I ain't taking no $20,000 for your kid's bar mitzvah!".
     
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    Knowing the educational level of the typical "entertainment journalist", my guess is they add up all the annual sales of all the places they ever worked a night at that year and all the fees they charged (a tiny amount of it) and call it the DJ's "earnings".
     
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    Leave! Leave immediately! Google is going to label this a sissy boy hipster dufus site and ban Dawgs from any testosterone-related searches. What kind of a man knows who fucking DJ's are, much less discusses them like it's linebackers in the NFL?