Cash cows

“Every so often, the tectonic plates of mainstream musical taste shift. in the 1960s, there was the british invasion, followed by disco in the 1970s and the rise of glam metal in the 1980s. the 1990s saw the advent of grunge and the resurgence of boy bands, followed by hip-hop’s hegemony in the 2000s. now, the tables are turning again.” – Forbes

Here’s a list of the top earning DJs from last year:

Tiësto: $22 million
Skrillex: $15 million
Swedish House Mafia: $14 million
David Guetta: $13.5 million
Steve Aoki: $12 million
Deadmau5: $11.5 million
DJ Pauly D: $11 million
Kaskade: $10 million
Afrojack: $9 million
Avicii: $7 million

I guess they don’t hold a candle to people like U2 or The Police, who each earn over $100 million/year, but still – wow. Maybe I should dust off my record collection.

One Response to Cash cows
  1. Justin

    Im trying my hardest to understand and get into this new DJ/Electro music fad. I find myself really looking forward to whats next.