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Well it’s that time of year where Forbes Magazine releases their Highest-Paid Musicians of 2013 list. This year two DJs made the list. Accompanying some historic names such as Roger Waters, Elton John and The Rolling Stones are none other than Calvin Harris and Tiesto. Neither of the two made the Top 10, but Calvin came close. This past year he pulled in an incredible 46 million dollars landing him at number 13 in the ranking. Tied for the final spot on the Top 25 is Tiesto who made 32 million dollars, which put him in a tie with pop star Pink. Coming from 2012’s list where not one DJ made the Top 25 to having 2  of them on the list is a huge jump which shows the incredible progression our industry has had this year. Check out the full list of the Top 25 Highest Paid Musicians below:


Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Musicians of 2013
1. Madonna – $125 million
2. Lady Gaga – $80 million
3. Bon Jovi – $79 million
4. Toby Keith – $65 million
5. Coldplay – $64 million.
6. Justin Bieber – $58 million
7. Taylor Swift – $55 million
8. Elton John – $54 million
9. Kenny Chesney – $53 million
9. Beyoncé – $53 million (tie)
11. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $50 million
12. Sir Paul McCartney – $47 million
13. Calvin Harris – $46 million
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45 million
15. Roger Waters – $44 million
16. Muse – $43 million (tie)
16. Rihanna – $43 million (tie)
18. Jay Z – $42 million
18. One Direction – $42 million (tie)
20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($40 million, tie)
22. Rolling Stones – $39 million (tie)
22. Katy Perry – $39 million (tie)
24. Tim McGraw – $33 million (tie)
25. Pink – $32 million (tie)
25. Tiësto – $32 million (tie)