Update 6/27/2016 | These numbers are over a year old now and we’re sure some of these numbers have changed, especially for Oliver Heldens who has experienced an astronomic rise in popularity. However, this should give you a good idea of the current booking cost of some of EDM’s most prolific DJs.
The rise of electronic music has made DJs more like Rock stars than club taste makers. From dingy basements to the main stage, the DJ’s meteoric rise to fame has been so fast that the market itself is buckling under the vast growth the scene is going through. Regardless, as the popularity continues to increase, so do the prices to book your favorite acts.
While we can view the list below and say “wow, that’s a lot!” we must also realize these prices have a vast influence on the ticket prices that, in turn, we are paying for.
QUOTE has compiled a list of the booking prices for some of the top artists in EDM. The list is a rough ballpark of the price of each DJ and the fees vary depending on the day of the week, location, availability & several other factors. You can check out their list below to get a better idea on how much each respective DJ costs to book:
Calvin Harris: $350,000 – $550,000
David Guetta: $350,000
Hardwell: $100,000 +
Martin Garrix: $100,000
Afrojack: $50,000 – $100,000
Armin van Buuren: $50,000 – $100,000
Oliver Heldens: $10,000 – $30,000