Forbes highest paid female artists in music for 2017
The Forbes highest paid female artists in music list for 2017 was revealed and unlike male electronic music artists, the list is pretty much your stock-standard group of high profile pop stars.
The list admittedly does include some of the most iconic females currently rocking the musical fort.
Highest Paid Women in 2017
- Beyoncé $105 million
- Adele – $69 million
- Taylor Swift – $44 million
- Celine Dion – $42 million
- Jennifer Lopez – $38 million
- Dolly Parton – $37 million
- Rihanna – $36 million
- Britney Spears – $34 million
- Katy Perry – $33 million
- Barbra Streisand – $30 million
Males electronic artists / DJs are at the top of the pile and Calvin Harris would fit in nicely at number 2 on the above list, once again highlighting the huge disparity between male and female earners on the world of EDM.
The list for highest paid Male DJs goes as follows:
- Calvin Harris- $48.5 million
- Tiesto- $39 million
- Chainsmokers-$38 million
Others on the list include David Guetta ($25 million) and Martin Garrix (19.5 million.)
Revenue is mainly gained through residencies and touring, and, of course collaborating with the world’s biggest pop stars definitely helps rake in the moolah- ask Calvin Harris.
It’s unfortunate that no women have made the cut, because it’s not like they are not out there.
Some epic female DJs include the like of Anja Schneider, Anna Lunoe, Annie Mac (who has over a million listeners tuning into her Friday night Radio 1 Show), The Black Madonna, Cassy and Dani Deahl (who has done a TED talk and is the editor at large of DJ Mag.)
Hopefully these fierce ladies of the decks will get the recognition, and payment they deserve so that they may make the Forbes highest paid female artists lost too one day.