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Calvin Harris is the highest paid DJ for the 5th year, Sony won’t say if Dr. Luke profits from ‘Rainbow’, and more

Calvin Harris is the highest paid DJ for the 5th year, Sony won’t say if Dr. Luke profits from ‘Rainbow’, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.

Calvin Harris Is The World’s Highest Paid DJ For The Fifth Year In A Row – via Stereogum

The full top 10 list is below

1. Calvin Harris ($48.5 million)
2. Tiësto ($39 million)
3. The Chainsmokers ($38 million)
4. Skrillex ($30 million)
5. Steve Aoki ($29.5 million)
6. Diplo ($28.5 million)
7. David Guetta ($25 million)
8. Marshmello ($21 million)
9. Martin Garrix ($19.5 million)
10. Zedd ($19 million)

Levi’s release statement following backlash over “Live in Music”  menswear campaign – via Facebook

levis facebook statement screen shot Aug 2017

Neither Sony or Kemosabe Records will say if Dr. Luke maintains a financial stake in Kesha’s Rainbow, even after his split from Kemosabe. – via Vulture

Legendary country singer-songwriter, actor, and TV host Glen Campbell has died at 81 after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease – via Vulture

Spotify is now available on the Xbox One – via The Verge

PledgeMusic Launches Amplify, A New US Artist Development Platform – via Hypebot

Ex-Warner Bros VP Alison Ball named President of TuneGO Music Group – via MBW

Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds have announced 90 more acts to perform intimate shows for the global refugee concert series Give a Home for Human Rights, including Laura MvulaTom Odell and Hozier. – via RotD

Disney to end Netflix deal and launch its own streaming service – via The Verge

David Guetta considered insuring his fingers. – via TV3

Def Leppard Says Music Piracy Brings A Younger Audience To Its Shows – via Hypebot

Rihanna Once Told Diplo His Music Was Like a ‘Reggae Song at an Airport’ – via Vulture

M.I.A. Reveals New Designer Merch Line – via Pitchfork

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This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.

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