FORBES RELEASES ITS LIST OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID DJS FOR 2017

Forbes has released its annual list of highest paid DJs, and there are a couple of surprises this year.

First off, Calvin Harris has dropped significantly from last year’s pay day of $63 million to only $48.5 million this year. This could be contributed to a weaker touring schedule and an album that, while it performed well, didn’t perform that well.

Secondly, there are two newcomers in the list this year. Marshmello breaks into the Top 10 at #8 with $21 million, all without even being signed to a label. But the real amazing feat is The Chainsmokers debuting on the list at the #3 spot, ahead of Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Diplo, or even Martin Garrix, with a staggering $38 million, about as much as Martin Garrix and Zedd combined.

As for the veterans on the list, Tiesto bumped his payday up by $1 million this year, and Skrillex came up with an additional $10 million. David Guetta fell from #3 to #7, Zedd fell from #4 to #10, and Kaskade and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike fell off the list completely. Diplo is still sitting pretty at #6, though with an additional $5 million in the bank.

Overall, the top 10 pulled in a collective $298 million, up from $270.5 million in 2016.

Top 10 Highest Paid DJs of 2017

1. Calvin Harris ($48,500,000)
2. Tiesto ($39,000,000)
3. The Chainsmokers ($38,000,000)
4. Skrillex ($30,000,000)
5. Steve Aoki ($29,500,000)
6. Diplo ($28,500,000)
7. David Guetta ($25,000,000)
8. Marshmello ($21,000,000)
9. Martin Garrix ($19,500,000)
10. Zedd ($19,000,000)

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TOKiMONSTA Releases ‘We Love’ Ahead Of Forthcoming Album “Lune Rouge”

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TOKiMONSTA – ‘We Love‘ – Los Angeles-based super producer TOKiMONSTA has announced her forthcoming album Lune Rouge, which will be released on October 6th via her own Young Art Records imprint. She has shared the explosive new single, ‘We Love‘ featuring soul-searing vocals from MNDR, which premiered on Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 radio show.

On Lune Rouge, her most personal body of work to date, TOKiMONSTA assembles an eclectic collection of moonlit music to soundtrack a supernatural safari in outer space. A hand-picked list of carefully curated collaborators includes YunaJoey PurpIsaiah RashadMNDRSelah SueIo Echo and more, all adding their own unique twist to a lane that TOKiMONSTA has created all for herself.

TOKiMONSTA has been a champion of the issues women in the music industry face and has used her voice to help break barriers, straddling the line of revered music trendsetter and dance world entrepreneur, empowering both female and male fans in the process. Quickly becoming a festival mainstay and gaining critical acclaim along the way, TOKiMONSTA is poised for greatness with a distinct vision that cuts through the noise and delivers.

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AVICII SHARES PREVIEW OF NEW SINGLE “YOU BE LOVE” WITH BILLY RAFFOUL

Four more days till the release of Avicii’s next EP Avīci and we’ve been graced with yet another preview from the Swedish superstar. Having already shared previews for “Lonely Together” and “Without You,” “You Be Love” with singer Billy Raffoul was next up on his list.

Though the clip comes in a tiny 20 seconds, there are plenty of melodic influences including a classic Avicii drop that’s unfortunately cut about halfway in. The clip also comes with the same short animation of a tree surrounded by mountains from the previous previews. It’s also the same background that’s currently on Avicii’s website for the EP’s pre-save campaign so we can also assume that this might just be the official artwork.

Check it out and pre-save the EP here. It drops August 10th so mark your calendars folks!

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Bingo Players Release ‘Beat The Drum’ On Hysteria Records

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Bingo Players – ‘Beat The Drum‘ – Coming in hot off the massive success of his Charlie Puth ‘Attention‘ remix, Maarten Hoogstraten aka Bingo Players just released ‘Beat the Drum‘ out now on Hysteria Records.

The track is loaded with punchy vocals, bouncy bass, and all around groovy beats, making ‘Beat the Drum‘ an instant club sensation. Its infectious and funkdafied sounds mixed in with simple yet bold lyrics results in the ultimate dance floor anthem.

After completing the 10 Year Anniversary Tour last year in honor of Maarten Hoogstraten’s late partner Paul Baümer who passed from cancer in 2013, Bingo Players‘ kicked off the new year with an array of energetic hits including ‘Bust This,’ ‘No. 1 Disco‘ and ‘Tic Toc‘ making ‘Beat The Drum‘ only an addition to his arsenal of addictive club tracks.

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Ultra China drops phase one lineup with Martin Garrix, Porter Robinson and more

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Ultra Europe has come to a close, but Ultra lovers can fear not because the phase one lineup for Ultra China has been announced. Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, Armin Van Buuren, Porter Robinson, Zedd,Martin Garrix, and Nicky Romero are among the phase one artists who have been announced. This will be China’s first rendition of the festival, which will take place at Shanghai Expo Park September 9-10.

Early Bird General Admission tickets are sold out, but more tickets are expected to be released soon. More information is available on the official Ultra China website.

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