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Skrillex, Deadmau5 And Calvin Harris Rank In Top 30 EDM Power Players

Billboard has released their list of EDM’s top 30 most powerful artists, promoters and executives. The list looked at which EDM artists were charting best and touring most, examined who in the industry is earning the most money, and determined the cultural impact of the biggest names in the genre to determine who was ruling the EDM game.

Notable names on the list include Diplo at #2 for his omnipresence within the genre, and Skrillex at #4 for his undeniable influence in helping EDM go mainstream. Calvin Harris and his team clock in at #6, which makes sense considering the EDM-pop crossover producer has been named the highest paid DJ of 2014. Grammy nominated producer Kaskade makes #13 with David Guetta one step behind him, while Zedd appears near the very end of the list at the #28 spot. Check out the full list below:

1. James Barton (President of electronic music, Live Nation)

2. Diplo

3. Pasquale Rotella (Founder, Insomniac Events)

4. Skrillex

5. Paul Morris (Founder/president, AM Only)

6. Calvin Harris, Mark Gillespie, Dean Wilson (Gillespie/Wilson: Co-founders, Three Six Zero Group)

7. Ritty Van Straalen (CEO, SFX Live)

8. Joel Zimmerman (Partner/head of electronic music, William Morris Endeavor)

9. Gary Richards (Founder/CEO, HARD Events)

10. Patrick Moxey (Founder/president, Ultra Records; president of electronic music, Sony Music)

11. Scooter Braun

12. Kaskade

13. David Guetta

14. Ash Pournouri (Founder, At Night Management)

15. Kathryn Frazier (Owner, Biz3 Publicity; co-owner, OWSLA)

16. deadmau5

17. Neil Moffitt (CEO, Hakkasan Group)

18. Pete Tong, Annie Mac (DJs/hosts, BBC Radio 1)

19. Tiësto

20. Martin Garrix

21. Geronimo (host,BPM/SiriusXM)

22. Tim Smith (Founder, Blood Company)

23. Neil Jacobson (Senior vp A&R, Interscope Geffen A&M)

24. Steve Aoki

25. Disclosure (Howard and Guy Lawrence)

26. Amy Thomson (Founder/CEO, ATM Artists)

27. DJ Snake

28. Zedd

29. Steve Angello

30. A-Trak

[H/T: Billbord]

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