What It Takes to be a Big-Time DJ

Forget pushing your kid into sports.  If you want your son or daughter to bring home the big bucks, give them all the DJ gear they need.  Business Insider looks at the current world of the superstar DJ.

DJs only gained rock star status a few years ago, thanks largely to the rise of electronic dance music (EDM).

But these days, DJs like Calvin Harris can rake in over $200,000 in a night, while other “Electronic Cash Kings” like SkrillexAvicii, and David Guetta routinely make millions every year.

“Good DJs do one of three things,” says Sujit Kundu, whose DJ management agency SKAM Artist celebrates 10 years in the business this year. “Sell bottles, sell tickets, or attract girls. But great DJs do all three at once.”

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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