The Top 100 DJs Of 2013


DJ Mag has announced its take on the Top 100 DJs of 2013, and Dutch progressive & electro house DJ Robbert van de Corput, aka Hardwell has come out on top.

Hardwell is trailed by Top 100 regulars in the top 5:

  • Hardwell
  • Armin Van Buuren
  • Avicii
  • Tiesto
  • David Guetta

About the ranking, Hardwell says “I have so many people I’d like to thank, but none more so than the fans. They have been incredible; their support at my shows and with my music has been out of this world. You really are the best fans in the world.”

Meanwhile, this is what deadmau5 had to say about the ranking:


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The Top 100 DJ List 2012

Armin Van Buuren Tops The 2012 Top 100 DJ List

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!

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The 10 Highest Paid DJ’s In The World

Forbes has published their take on the world’s highest paid DJs, and Tiësto came out on top, followed by Skrillex & Swedish House Mafia.

They note:

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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How To Make $20 Million A Year As An Electronic Musician

DJ Tiesto

Want to make $20 million a year as an electronic musician?

Here’s the secret…..

Be Tiësto.

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.

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The Top 100 DJs In The World – 2010 List

Armin Van Buuren Tops The 2010 Top 100 DJ List

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?

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Why Is Tiesto Smiling? Could It Be His $250,000 Paycheck – For One Night?

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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Tiësto’s had a pretty good year, between the adoration of his fans (top) and being one of the top DJ’s in the world.

Somebody’s got to do it, so the rest of us can work for a living, right?

Tiësto’s still thinking about his fans, though, and he’s got a Christmas present for you – the track Surrounded By Light.