The results of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll for 2012 have been announced – and Armin van Buuren tops the list. Tiesto & Avicii took the second and third places.
The results were announced at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event.
As usual, trance music artists dominate the list. And female artists continue to be missing in action. And yes, the guys at the top are also the richest DJ’s in the world.
We’ve got the full list below. Check it out and let us know who you think should be at the top!
Forbes has published their take on the world’s highest paid DJs, and Tiësto came out on top, followed by Skrillex & Swedish House Mafia.
Though these Electronic Cash Kings hail from all over the globe, they?ve got at least one thing in common: they all make the bulk of their money by touring.
Often toting nothing more than a USB stick and a pair of Pioneer CDJs, their production costs are often negligible, unlike rockers and pop stars who typically take home just one-third of gross ticket sales.
Here’s the full list:
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Though Tiësto, the stage name of the Dutch disc jockey, producer and composer Tijs Michiel Verwest, has never had a crossover radio hit and his solo albums sell modestly, his annual income apparently exceeds $20 million.
“Yeah. Could be that,” says Tiësto. “Before taxes and costs.” Continue reading
Armin Van Buuren tops the 2010 list of the Top 100 Djs in the world, as compiled by DJ Mag. Van Buuren beat out David Guetta, Tiësto, Deadmau5 and Above & Beyond for the top position.
For Van Buuren, it’s his fourth year at the top.
“It’s pretty obvious when you’ve been voted top for three years that at some point you have to come down,” says Van Buuren. “But, obviously, it’s a people’s vote, and I’m not going to lie and say I wouldn’t like to win it again.”
Check out the full list below. Unfortunately – you can play the “Where’s Waldo” of the Top 100 DJ List by looking for a woman on the list. And how many DJs on the list can you find that say they aren’t DJs?
As always, you can vent your thoughts on this year’s list in the comments. Continue reading
Why is Tiesto so happy?
Here’s one reason – his one-night paycheck, which was noted in a lawsuit over a concert that was cancelled by the City of Las Angeles.
According to an LA Weekly report:
Tiesto, by the way, was guaranteed $250,000 for his appearance, according to court papers.
The promoter’s profit was projected to be $436,250 with productions costs of $668,750. Tickets were slated to go on sale this week.
Nice work if you can get it……
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