Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Tiësto & More Top Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings 2015
Since the rise of electronic dance music to the mainstream we’ve been used to seeing DJ salaries sky-rocket into the millions. Heavyweights such as Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Deadmau5 and Tiesto are no strangers to smart marketing, merchandising and creating highly exciting residencies, resulting in winning as much as $66 million a year.
Following a highly popular residency in one of the most popular Las Vegas’s club, Hakkasan, a brand endorsement deal with Giorgio Armani and last but not least, a number one dance album in a number of countries, Calvin Harris has managed to pull off a jaw dropping $66 million payday over the past twelve months.
Acquainted to producing crossover hits, France’s own – David Guetta has landed the second spot, winning a not so bad, $37 million, following his Ushuaia residency and a brand new song with Nicki Minaj.
Responsible for a highly anticipated remix of The Weekend – Can’t Feel My Face, young Dutchman, Martin Garrix is the youngest contestant, tying the 8th spot with Zedd, scorring $17 Million.