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Ultra Music Festival in Europe!

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Ultra Worldwide has just announced that they will be bringing their prestigious festival to Europe for the first time in 2013 from July 12th – 14th in Croatia. The festival plans to span 2 separate venues – spending its first 2 days at Poljud Stadium before moving to the Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on the island of Hvar. This is exciting news for European dance music fans, but it remains to be seen if a Miami Music Week type of following, with its week long party schedule, will be established in it’s inaugural year.

Priced at 40 euros (approximately $65 USD), early bird tickets for the first two days go on sale December 5th exclusively at Ultra Europe.com. Stayed tuned for the Phase One lineup announcement on December 12th at 12:00 p.m. local time.  Also, for those of us stuck in the states, there are already extensive plans to stream the event through UMF TV and UMF Radio. It will be Swedish House Mafia’s final performances at Ultra Music Festival. Be sure to grab a ticket to get in quick!

World’s Highest Paid DJ

Tiësto

Dutch electronic artist Tiësto has topped a list naming the world’s highest paid DJs.

Forbes‘ list of the Top 10 biggest earners in dance music – called the Electronic Cash Kings list – sees Tiësto’s yearly earnings put at $22 million (£14 million), followed by Skrillex – who rakes in $15 million (£9.7 million) a year – in second place, and Swedish House Mafia in third with $14 million (£9 million).

Other artists to make the Top 10 include David Guetta, Deadmau5 and Kaskade as well as DJ Pauly D, from US reality TV show,Jersey Shore. On average, Tiësto makes $250,000 per DJ slot.

Forbes’ Top 10 ‘Electronic Cash Kings’ list is:

1. Tiësto – $22m (£14m)
2. Skrillex – $15m
(£9.7m)
3. Swedish House Mafia – $14m
(£9m)
4. David Guetta – $13.5m
(£8.7m)
5. Steve Aoki – $12m
(£7.7m)
6. Deadmau5 – $11.5m
(£7.4m)
7. DJ Pauly D – $11m
(£7.1m)
8. Kaskade – $10m
(£6.5m)
9. Afrojack – $9m
(£5.8m)
10. Avicii – $7m
(£4.5m)

Let us know who you favour on the list and who you think should be higher on the list. Tell us your thoughts and leave a comment below.