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Calvin Harris is highest paid DJ for fifth straight year - Forbes

Scottish musician Calvin Harris has again ruled the Forbes list of electronic cash kings as he was named the highest-paid DJ for the fifth consecutive year.
     
The 33 year old brought in $48.5 million between June 2016 and June 2017, with earnings from residencies in Las Vegas and festival performances as well as from producing pop hits such as his latest summer track, Feels with Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams.  
     
DJ Tiesto, who topped the list in 2012, earned $39 million and came in at number two, while The Chainsmokers earned $38 million for the third spot.
      
The list, which also includes veteran French DJ David Guetta and German producer Zedd, as well as Skrillex and Diplo highlights a lack of diversity in the DJ field, whose 10 highest earners were male and mostly white, from the United States or Europe. 
     
Forbes said it compiles its annual earnings list from data gathered from Nielsen and touring trackers as well as industry insiders and artists.


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