Forbes has officially released the 2014 list of the world’s highest paid DJs. Last year the list was topped by Calvin Harris at 46 million dollars. This year, Calvin Harris continues to remain in the number one spot- this time making 66 million dollars. Check out the list and compare it to last year’s edition that included Diplo, DJ Pauly D, and Swedish House Mafia, which are no longer on the list (SHM for the obvious reason of no longer being around).
2014 1. Calvin Harris – $66million 2. David Guetta – $30million 3 & 4. Tiesto tied with Avicii – $28million 5. Steve Aoki – $23million 6. Afrojack – $22million 7. Zedd – $21million 8. Kaskade – $17million 9. Skrillex – $16.5million 10. Deadmau5 – $16million 11. Hardwell – $13million 12 & 13. Armin van Buuren tied with Steve Angello– $12million
2013 1. Calvin Harris – $46million 2. Tiesto – $32million 3. David Guetta – $30million 4. Swedish House Mafia – $25million 5. Deadmau5 – $21million 6. Avicii – $20million 7. Afrojack – $18million 8. Armin van Buuren – $17million 9 &10. Skrillex tied with Kaskade – $16million 11. Steve Aoki – $14million 12 & 13. DJ Pauly D tied with Diplo – $13million
Yesterday, John Dahlbäck’s young Swedish prodigy David Vrong release his new track “Breaking Out” feat. Amaelle on none other than Ultra records. Though his Dj-ing beginnings are shrouded in mystery, his very accurately named new release shows that in 2014 he will be a force to be reckoned with. The production is very clean and the beautiful vocals fit perfectly with the mood of the track. His tech sound is familiar to Deadmau5 and the Trance style vocals create a great transition in between the base filled rhythm sections. Feast your ears to a great track I currently have on repeat.
“LOGAN SQUARE — Some of the biggest names in EDM have played the Congress Theater in Logan Square, but electronic dance music is now banned from the old movie palace under an agreement between the city of Chicago and the theater’s embattled owner.” – excerpt taken from a Darryl Holliday http://www.dnainfo.com article.
Congress Theater and its owner have had their share of battles with the City of Chicago which eventually led to the loss of its liquor license in May of 2013. This is the latest in Congress Theater news and arguably the most popular EDM hosting venue in Chicago is now banned from hosting EDM events.
“So… I never wear Kandi and I understand it’s not drug related culture inherently .. We just had serious issues with kids hiding it .. and there was a definite relationship between safety and security and made it so we had to ban certain items. We have teamed up w dancesafe .. Cooperated w police and medics to really handle the last three parties and We have set up free water stations at all the mdbp .. All I care about is people coming to enjoy music and have a safe and good time.. Everything else is secondary .. I would trade 100 thousand angry ravers to have 100% safe and happy street parties when we started it on philly 6 years ago. So it’s all good if your into whatever your into we just implement these rules for you.. Not against you … This is just a simple set of rules we are using to make things safer… I’m sorry of they affect you or keep you from coming..All over the world kids and woman getting killed right now over beliefs, this is silly to get angry over .. If it bothers you just don’t attend I’m down for anything positive but this doesn’t affect our parties too much … Im not the promoter, I actually had nothing to do with the rules being implemented but i do agree with my team.. And cause of who I am.. I’m the de facto speaker.. I have thick skin so u guys that consider yourself plur can attack me all you want it doesn’t bother me.. I’m just here for the music.” – Diplo