Skip to main content

It's no secret that Marshmello is a massive brand. Between his long list of music awards and big name collaborations, the anonymous DJ/producer has emerged as a symbol of modern electronic music. If his manager, Moe Shalizi has his way, he may even wind up on the New York Stock Exchange.

According to Forbes - who just made Marshmello the cover story of their annual "30 Under 30" feature - the "Alone" producer earned $44 million in the past two years. Shalizi projects that he'll earn $50 million in 2019, putting him on par with Calvin Harris - whom the publication has declared the highest-paid DJ in the world six years in a row.

Apparently, Shalizi has even higher hopes for his artist. “We always talk about taking Marshmello public one day,” he told Forbes, referring to incorporating the masked DJ as a company whose equity share could be bought and sold by the public. "He can do anything."

Shalizi's lofty ambition may prove little more than a boastful claim. Even if the unorthodox plan somehow made it past the SEC's review process, the potential for an IPO to backfire would likely outweigh the business model's potential for growth. Then again, it wouldn't be the first time Marshmello broke ground as a music industry case study.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

ace aura nytrix

Ace Aura and Nytrix Team Up for Cinematic Banger, "Echoes": Listen

Ace Aura and Nytrix have cooked up a haunting, heavy-hitting track befit for Ophelia's selective roster.


Bear Grillz Explores the Duality of Mental Health On Two-Sided Album, "Prismata"

The album aligns with the start of an eponymous tour comprising over 50 dates.

ray volpe

Ray Volpe Unleashes "Laserbeam," the Most-Played Record at EDC Las Vegas 2022

"Laserbeam" became the most-played song at this year's EDC Las Vegas—before it even came out.

The Forbes piece also cited Brazil and Singapore as two of Marshmello's biggest markets. Following a performance at XS in Las Vegas on Friday, November 9th, he will continue his tour with gigs in Germany and Russia.

H/T: EDM Sauce




Anonymous DJ/producer Marshmello and his manager, Moe Shalizi, sitting on steps by a palm tree.

BREAKING: Marshmello, Jauz, Ookay and Slushii are Now Signed to The Shalizi Group

The name of Moe Shalizi's new management company has come to light.

Press photo of Marshmello leaning on a reflective surface.

Marshmello Teases Tyga and Chris Brown Collab

Marshmello revealed on Instagram that he, Tyga and Chris Brown have a song coming.

Forbes under 30 Music Fest

Marshmello to Headline Forbes Under 30 Music Festival Along with Russ and Butterscotch

After making it onto the Forbes list of Highest paid DJ's, Marshmello now has the honor to close out the Forbes Under 30 Summit Music Festival in Boston!


Marshmello to Release Collab with Compton Rapper Roddy Ricch

Marshmello has tapped an up-and-coming talent for a collaboration.

A side-by-side photo of DJ/producers ARTY and Marshmello (left to right).

ARTY is Suing Marshmello and Dan Smith of Bastille for Copyright Infringement

ARTY alleges that the melody in "Happier" by Marshmello and Bastille was lifted from his remix of "I Lived" by OneRepublic.

Bastille's Dan Smith appearing alongside Marshmello on the Season 15 Finale of The Voice.

Marshmello and Bastille Perform "Happier" on The Voice Finale

The Voice had two very special guests for its Season 15 finale.


Marshmello Awarded AMA in Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music Category

Marshmello competed with The Chainsmokers and Zedd for the honor.