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Calvin Harris named Forbes world's highest paid DJ in 2013

Post by Capture pt » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:17 pm

Calvin Harris named Forbes world's highest paid DJ in 2013
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Calvin Harris has topped the Forbes list of the world’s highest paid DJs in 2013 after earning a reported £30 million over the past twelve months.

The DJ has played over 100 shows earning an estimated £13000 each time - including his residency at Las Vegas club Hakkasan where he signed up to play more than 70 shows over a two-year period in February.

1. Calvin Harris – £30m
2. Tiësto – £20m
3. David Guetta – £19m
4. Swedish House Mafia – £16m
5. Deadmau5 – £13.5m
6. Avicii – £12m
7. Afrojack – £11.5m
8. Armin van Buuren – £11m
9. Kaskade – £10m
=9 Skrillex – £10m
11. Steve Aoki – £9m
12. Diplo – £8m
=12. DJ Pauly D – £8m

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http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/calv ... 013/055746

That's a lot of cash, by anyone's standards. I've never heard of DJ Pauly D or Kaskade, and had no idea Tiesto or Armin Van Buuren we're still around.

Wow, big money.

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Post by wub » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:52 pm

Pauly D is the guy from Jersey Shore.

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Post by DJSpekt » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:53 pm

wub wrote:Pauly D is the guy from Jersey Shore.
and it's disgusting how he gets paid that much to scream over the mic and not even mix
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Post by wub » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:23 pm

bassin y0 FACE wrote:
wub wrote:Pauly D is the guy from Jersey Shore.
and it's disgusting how he gets paid that much to scream over the mic and not even mix
Don't blame the man, blame the market. He only does what he does because people are happy to pay him to do it.

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Re: Calvin Harris named Forbes world's highest paid DJ in 20

Post by didi » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:32 pm

Capture pt wrote:earning an estimated £13000 each time
ffs little downs planet earth
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Re: Calvin Harris named Forbes world's highest paid DJ in 20

Post by Geey » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:47 pm

Every single person who uses this forum would play crap music and crap nights if that much money was offered.
Like wub said, blame the industry.

I saw a guy on YouTube remake that Calvin Harris tune that rhinnah sung over absolutely to a tee, using about 15 channels.

Is this guy famous?
Unless you got the marketing behind you in pop culture, nobody gives a shit.
These people who listen to this shit, only like it because somebody else has told them its good (ie radio 1)


Armin van Buuren is the most credible dj on that list by a country mile even though I personally don't like trance.

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Re: Calvin Harris named Forbes world's highest paid DJ in 20

Post by didi » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:48 pm

Geey wrote:Every single person who uses this forum would play crap music and crap nights if that much money was offered.
yh defo.

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photek is my mate whos a house dj from london lol
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Re: Calvin Harris named Forbes world's highest paid DJ in 20

Post by alphacat » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:42 am

What is a "Calvin Harris?"

30 million a year, $2.5 a month; what the fuck kind of venues is this nob playing? Putin's hooker parties?
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Re: Calvin Harris named Forbes world's highest paid DJ in 20

Post by seckle » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:11 am

ANY press article that lists an artist's performance fee is mgmt/agency/PR strategy. it gives the agency a platform to make & ask for more money next year for the artist. meaning dj bananas made $50k in 2012, so you better have $55k by 2013.

same way in hollywood with movie stars and fees. forbes isn't the tax man. those numbers are guesstimates. there's no way they would know exact figures, and if those numbers are given by mgmt/PR, they are definitely cooked a bit in the oven.

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Post by Figment » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:13 am

so yeah 30 million a year is just stupid for any DJ tbh, 1 million is stupid.
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Re: Calvin Harris named Forbes world's highest paid DJ in 20

Post by samdam1 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:23 pm

BlueyTeamTom wrote:so yeah 30 million a year is just stupid for any DJ tbh, 1 million is stupid.

I think that's a dumb thing to say... Where the fuck should all of the money go? To the club? No, people go to see him play... So he's gonna get a lot of money.

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Re: Calvin Harris named Forbes world's highest paid DJ in 20

Post by didi » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:34 pm

samdam1 wrote:Where the fuck should all of the money go?
ffs
samdam1 wrote:I think that's a dumb thing to say...
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