WOMP WOMP WOMP WOMP. Forbes just released it’s “Electronic Cash Kings” list of the world’s highest paid DJ’s, and man, does it pay to party! All I’m sayin’ is these guys may as well release hundred dollar bills instead of confetti at their concerts. A number of DJ’s on the list are also all about giving back. Here are a few of our faves along with song recommendations:
Year’s earnings: $22 Million
Do things your mama wouldn’t be proud of to: “Maximal Crazy”
Tiesto is a talented musician…and soccer player?? This March, at Miami Music Week, he captained a soccer team and played against a number of other well-known DJs (Afrojack, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso…) for charity. After the game, the DJs auctioned off their signed jerseys for RED, an organization dedicated to fighting AIDS in Africa.
+ DJ Pauly D
Year’s earnings: $11 Million
Fist pump to: “Night of My Life”
Honestly, the only dance I know how to do to electronic music is fist pump. DJ Pauly D fist pumped his way to $11 million this year, but he doesn’t always demand the big bucks. In January, Pauly D played at the Hilarity for Charity event in Los Angeles, raising over $300,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Year’s Earnings: $11.5 Million
Lay down on the floor and close your eyes to: “Strobe”
The only reasoning I can think of behind Deadmau5‘s name is that his “s” key was broken when he picked it. I attended Deadmau5′ Hou5e of Blue5 charity concert this January (Rihanna, Calvin Harri5, and 5eba5tian Ingro550 were there too), and partying never felt 5o good. Not only becau5e I’m a huge Deadmau5 fan, but becau5e the event benefited the Lo5 Angele5 Children5 Ho5pital.
Year’s earnings: $7 Million
Party hard to: “Seek Bromance”
Avicii‘s House for Hunger tour donated $1,000,000 to hunger relief organization Feeding America. In a press release he said, “Hunger hits everywhere and the US is not immune to it. For me personally when I found out how big the hunger problem in United States actually was it was shocking.”
+ Swedish House Mafia
Year’s Earnings: $14 Million
Have a bonding moment with your friends to: “Save The World”
Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso was at the Tiesto and Deadmau5 charity events listed above, but even more inspiring is his group’s song “Save The World Tonight.” When the chorus chimes in — “Who’s gonna saaaaave the woooooorld toniiiiight?!” — it makes me wanna put my arms around a friend and yell, “I AM!” Happy people do good things, and judging by this Coachella video, “Save The World” definitely makes the people happy. “Save The World” with your favorite DJs’ favorite charities using the Action Links below!
Help Feed America
Volunteer at a local food bank or homeless shelter. Click here to get resources courtesy of Feeding America.
AIDS Free Generation By 2015
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