Source- [Pauly D]’s got a slew of eponymous products, his own television show and a DJ career that earns him an average of $40,000 per show from club gigs, private parties and a stint opening for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale tour. Over the past year, Pauly D pulled in $11 million, enough to earn him the No. 7 spot on FORBES’ first-ever top-earning DJs list.
Here’s the thing, I never have a problem with people making lots of money. If you do, then it just means you’re jealous. Does it really make sense that he makes more money than DJs such as Afrojack, Avicii, and Kaskade? Well sorta. There is no doubt that his producing skills no where near match those of the DJs previously listed. His live performances are good. I have heard him DJ live and I can tell you that he is not a terrible club DJ. I would also say that he does not bring as much excitement as a live Avicii set or an Afrojack set. But there’s a major entertainment factor. Kids who watched Jersey Shore will pay a ton of money to see a reality star. It doesn’t really even matter what Pauly plays anymore. People are gonna come to see him. The entertainment industry has always been a curious one. During times of recession, people pay for entertainment. So unless Pauly has personally wronged you, don’t hate on him for making a ton of money.
Source- Last week, on Wednesday 26th July, it was brought to DJ Mag’s attention that a posting on eBay Italy was claiming to be selling votes in the annual Top 100 DJs poll. This was posted in Italy by somebody trying to discredit the poll, and is no longer active as a live auction bid. DJ Mag believes that this fake eBay posting was probably done by the same group of people responsible for the video last year that claimed to expose how people could cheat in the poll…There are a number of DJs that have been caught cheating, and DJ Mag will be naming and shaming them by the end of this week.
I don’t know how much truth there is behind that last line, but I can’t wait to find out who those DJs are. It brings shame to the greatest DJ ranking poll in the world. If DJ Mag Top 100 loses its credibility, then I have no idea where world rankings would come from (not that it really matters). I think the biggest problem is that for the past 2 years, they have run the contest through Facebook. They should have done it through their own website. If there are any big breaks in this story, I’ll post updates.
PS: Paris Hilton was deff one of the DJs who cheated.
Who here knows anything about electronic music? If you listen to house, trance, and dubstep, then you should be voting for this year’s top 100 DJs. This list is taken pretty seriously within the DJ community and means a lot to the artists. So if you have 5 minutes to spare today then VOTE HERE.
You can only vote for your top 5, but because I’m obsessed, I’ll give you my top 20:
- Armin Van Buuren
- deadmau5** [may not land in top 20 this year. He is pleading to his fans on twitter to not vote for him]
- Steve Aoki
- Above & Beyond
- Bingo Players
- Laidback Luke
- Benny Benassi
- Martin Solveig
- Dada Life
- Sander Van Doorn
- Wolfgang Gartner
- Ferry Corsten
- Porter Robinson
- David Guetta
Introducing Kap Slap, arguably my favorite mash-up artist (3LEAU and Jane Doze are up there too). Kap Slap dropped a terrific album about a month ago, which you can download for free from his Soundcloud. Enjoy the music, and if you have any music requests, send them to RhodyViewBlog@gmail.com.
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