- Title: Calvin Harris tops Forbes list of highest-earning DJs for fifth year
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF CALVIN HARRIS ON THE RED CARPET AT VARIOUS EVENTS HARRIS ON RED CARPET AT GRAMMYS WITH RITA ORA
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- Keywords: Calvin Harris Tiesto DJs Forbes Chainsmokers
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES/LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/CARSON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES/LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/CARSON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TASJM5
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- Story Text:Scottish musician Calvin Harris ruled Forbes' annual list of electronic cash kings on Tuesday (August 8) as he was named the highest-paid DJ for the fifth consecutive year, outpacing Dutch DJ Tiesto and newcomers The Chainsmokers.
Harris, 33, 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.
Tiesto, who topped the list in 2012, earned $39 million and came in at No. 2, while The Chainsmokers earned $38 million, bolstered by the chart-topping success of pop hits "Closer" with Halsey and "Something Just Like This" with Coldplay.
The list, which also includes veteran French DJ David Guetta and German producer Zedd, 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 such as Pollstar and Bandsintown, as well as industry insiders and artists.
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