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The Grammys Announce 2013 Nominees

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Dance music’s presence in last year’s Grammy Awards was undeniable, marking the first time a DJ had been nominated for the ‘Best New Artist‘ category. The DJs and producers who were big in our world had finally crossed over into mainstream relevance by way of Skrillex’s five nominations and three wins. This year, Skrillex received three nominations, each in the categories he won last year. Diplo’s nomination for ‘Best Producer‘ is also an accolade that is long overdue. Only three highly-recognizable dance music artists were nominated in 2012, but this time around there’s a much healthier selection.

Check below to find out who made the cut and in which categories.

BEST DANCE RECORDING:

LevelsAvicii

Let’s GoCalvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo

BangarangSkrillex featuring Sirah

Don’t You Worry ChildSwedish House Mafia featuring John Martin

I Can’t Live Without YouAl Walser

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM:

WonderlandSteve Aoki

Don’t ThinkThe Chemical Brothers

> Album Title Goes Here <Deadmau5

Fire & IceKaskade

BangarangSkrillex

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL:

Dan Auerbach

Jeff Bhasker

Diplo
Climax (Usher), Get Free (Major Lazer Featuring Amber Coffman), La La La (Snoop Lion), Lies (Marina And The Diamonds), Look At These Hoes (Santigold), Push And Shove (No Doubt Featuring Busy Signal & Major Lazer), Slight Work (Wale Featuring Big Sean), Thought Of You (Justin Bieber), Too Close (Alex Clare)

Markus Dravs

Salaam Remi

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL: 

In my Mind (Axwell Remix) – Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl

Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix)Moby

Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)M83

Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)Nero

The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)Deadmau5

Before you get up in arms about the fact that “Levels,” Fire & Ice, and Bangarang were released in 2011, it is important to note that the Grammys only consider releases from October 1st of 2011 to September 30th of 2012 — hence the reason Zedd’s Clarityhas not made the cut, having been released on October 2nd. While we won’t get into the politics of who we think should or should not be on the list of nominees (save that for later), we will say that you can expect a full rundown on who the hell Al Walser is and why his name is on this list.

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.