Calvin Harris Named Highest-Paid DJ for Fourth Year in a Row
It pays to DJ – at least for Calvin Harris, it does.
Despite a few setbacks in the last year, including a car accident and breaking up with pop star Taylor Swift, the Scottish DJ topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid EDM (Electronic Dance Music) DJs for the fourth consecutive year
Playing EDM, which is a combination of synthesizers, vocals and light shows, Harris earned about $63 million, primarily from his Las Vegas bookings, which brings in $400,000 a pop.
The two runners-up on the Forbes list are Dutch-born Tiësto, who earned $38 million, playing more than 100 gigs in the past 12 months on top of an estimated seven-figure deal with 7-UP, and French DJ David Guetta, who scored the theme song for the Euro 2016 soccer tournament and earned $28 million for the year, thanks mostly to his steady gig at Wynn’s Las Vegas properties.