The world’s top 35 highest-earning DJs
DJing has gone from being an underground, out-of-sight curiosity to a full-fledged profession gaining mainstream attention. The electronic dance music genre (EDM) has mostly progressed away from hard, synthetic sounds to softer, pop-like anthems, appealing to wider audiences.
Disc jockeys, more commonly known as DJs, originally remixed other people’s music or sound samples to make their own music. Since then, DJs have evolved and adapted into something much broader. Many of them are producers who create their own original music, but also remix others’ songs. The majority of them perform, while others prefer to be behind the scenes.
Many popular DJs today get labeled as “sellouts” due to their pop-inspired music and business practices. The unshakable fact is that DJs are bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars through their music and performances.