We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

The DJ Mag Top 100 comes out yearly and tends to go away dance music followers everywhere in the world a bit of aggravated. The widespread complaints are that the checklist is only a reputation contest and that DJ’s are inspired to spend 1000’s of in promoting to obtain votes. Therefore it isn’t a dependable checklist of who’s the very best or most gifted in manufacturing or behind the decks. In years previous the checklist really did have an effect on an artist’s livelihood as even reserving businesses and promoters took the checklist into consideration when calculating charges.

Luckily that’s now not the case, as there are a number of different metrics which an artist’s efficiency over the 12 months could be damaged down by. This is the place we acquired to considering, what if we ran all numbers to see who was really the highest DJ on this planet based mostly on their efficiency throughout a number of completely different metrics. Would it evaluate to the checklist that everybody likes to hate? Or wouldn’t it be wildly completely different? The outcomes actually stunned us, and so they simply may go away you a bit shocked as properly.

The Metrics

We determined to have a look at eight fundamental classes which could possibly be considered qualitatively. Many of those classes even have sub-categories. We additionally put a minimal threshold on among the quantity counts.

Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases

The first metric we gathered was the whole Spotify streams for the artist’s 2018 releases. This was carried out by including up the whole play rely for each observe that the artists launched beginning January 1, 2018, till October 20, 2018. Remixes by different artists that had been on the calculated artist’s web page had been ignored on this class. Artists who collected lower than 100,000,000 Spotify streams on their 2018 releases didn’t obtain factors on this class.

Limitations: This methodology does include some limitations. Sometimes Spotify incorrectly tags a remix which an artist did and options it on the unique producer’s web page. We didn’t work to seek out each single tune, and solely pulled knowledge from the songs featured on the artist’s fundamental Spotify Page. Unfortunately, it could have been practically unimaginable to search out each single tune that was not accurately attributed to an artist.

Total Soundcloud Streams For 2018 Releases

The subsequent metric which was gathered was the whole Soundcloud Streams for 2018 uploads. These numbers had been collected by totaling the play counts for each observe that was uploaded to the artist’s Soundcloud web page below the Tracks part from January 1, 2018, till October 21, 2018. In this metric, we collected all tracks together with remixes from different artists hosted on the unique producer’s web page, in addition to radio reveals and dwell units uploaded to the Tracks part. Artists who collected lower than 1,000,000 Soundcloud streams on their 2018 releases didn’t obtain factors on this class.

Limitations: Since we didn’t discriminate on uploads to the artist’s Soundcloud web page for this metric, the variety of uploads an artist had performed an element. Producers who hosted weekly radio reveals clearly had many extra uploads than those that did not.

Total Revenue For 2018

This metric was pulled from Forbes annual checklist of the top-earning DJ’s in 2018. To see a full checklist of the top-earning DJ’s of 2018 you possibly can go to Forbes’ checklist right here.¬†Artists who didn’t make Forbes 2018 checklist acquired no factors on this class.

Limitations: We didn’t double verify Forbes’ numbers. Obviously, because the checklist is printed earlier than the top of the 12 months, most of the numbers are each earned income and extrapolations for the rest of the 12 months.

Total YouTube Views For Videos Uploaded In 2018

These numbers had been collected by totaling the play rely for each video the artist uploaded in 2018. We collected view counts for each single video, regardless if it was a vlog, recap, dwell set, music video, or lyric video. This was carried out to grasp an artist’s reputation as a model in addition to a producer.¬†Artists who collected lower than 1,000,000 YouTube views on their 2018 movies didn’t obtain factors on this class.

Limitations: The identical challenge which arose when gathering Soundcloud numbers additionally appeared right here. DJ’s who uploaded weekly movies, akin to marshmello along with his cooking sequence, had many extra alternatives to gather views. Radio pleasant tracks produced with pop-stars additionally had a lot better YouTube numbers than producers who labored exterior of the realm of pop in 2018.

Total Shows Played In 2018

The whole variety of reveals carried out in 2018 was collected by reviewing present totals from each Song Kick and Bands In Town. When the 2 aggregators confirmed discrepancies, the very best quantity was used. This metric was collected because it demonstrates promoters and occasion organizers around the globe have a need to e-book producers on this checklist.

Limitations: These two aggregator companies have their limits. They don’t account for shock units and different reveals the place the artists weren’t particularly billed. The truth the 2 websites had discrepancies additionally demonstrates that they aren’t the top all, be all for whole efficiency numbers.

Total Unique DJ Spins In 2018

To gauge how artists had been supported by their friends, we used 1001 Track Lists’ complete checklist of distinctive DJ spins for 2018. This checklist reveals how a lot assist artist’s acquired by their friends from October 1, 2017, till September 30, 2018. You can view the total checklist from 1001 Tracklists right here. If artists didn’t make 1001 Track Lists 2018 checklist, they acquired no factors on this class.

Limitations: While 1001 Track Lists is impressively thorough, they don’t have knowledge for each single set on this planet. These numbers are at finest estimates, and since some artists solely out positioned others by a number of performs, the checklist have to be taken with a grain of salt.

Most Googled Artists Of 2018

While this metric is likely to be stunning for a lot of, over 90% of net classes start with a search engine inquiry. Therefore, we needed to grasp which artists had been being searched by followers the world over. Our knowledge factors had been collected utilizing the Google Trends software which demonstrates how search phrases are used throughout the 12 months. Here is a pattern report of a Google Trends graph we used whereas compiling our knowledge. We solely took outcomes for the 15 most Googled artists of 2018, as previous that the information was not important sufficient to gather on a world degree.

Limitations: Google is just not accessible in all international locations and subsequently the information won’t be consultant all your complete world.

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard EDM/Dance Charts

As entry to Nielsen data is extremely costly, we determined the easiest way to acquire charting data was through the use of the Billboard chart archives. We pulled the quantity of weeks artists spent at #1 for “Hot Dance/Electronic Songs“, “Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs“, “Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales“, “Top Dance/Electronic Album Sales“.

Limitations: We would have preferred to tug extra data than solely the #1 spot for weeks in 2018, however the archives are restricted to solely the highest spot. Billboard knowledge makes use of Nielsen’s Sound Scan which solely data knowledge from the United States, subsequently this isn’t an correct illustration of world metrics.

How We Determined The Artists And Awarded Points

We initially began with a listing of over 50 artists we deemed to be hottest throughout digital dance music. Very rapidly it was discovered that even artists who’re extremely common in most individuals’s eyes (akin to Bassnectar, Excision, Oliver Heldens, and plenty of extra), couldn’t compete with the numbers of the ultimate 20 artists we included on this checklist.

Each class carried the very same weight because the others. Some extent whole was given based mostly on the rank an artist achieved in a class. If an artist positioned #1 in a class they acquired 20 factors, if #2 then 19 factors, and so forth till the bottom rating member of a class solely was given 1 level.

We additionally made minimal thresholds in some classes the place if an artist didn’t meet the numbers for they had been awarded no factors. If an artist was no featured on a listing akin to Forbes’ checklist of income or 1001 Tracklist of DJ performs, they acquired no factors as properly.

If you want to see the whole numbers for all artists throughout the board, chances are you’ll request entry to our findings right here.

So with all that rationalization out of the best way, let’s get to the checklist. A gold spotlight is used if the artist ranked #1 out of these on this checklist for that class. A silver spotlight is used if the artist ranked #2 out of these on this checklist for that class.

19. Kaskade (USA)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100
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Total Points Awarded: 21

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: <100,000,000

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: <1,000,000

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $13,500,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 5,242,714 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 70

Total DJ Spins In 2018: Did not make 1001 Track Lists 2018 checklist

Google Trends Analysis: Data not important sufficient to be recorded

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

18. Afrojack (NED)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

Total Points Awarded: 32

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: <100,000,000

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 1,090,600

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $10,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: eight,943,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 75

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 853

Google Trends Analysis: Data not important sufficient to be recorded

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

17. Skrillex (USA)

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Total Points Awarded: 35

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: <100,000,000

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: <1,000,000

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: Did not make 2018 Forbes checklist

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: <1,000,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 17

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 1337

Google Trends Analysis: #9 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

16. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (NED)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

Total Points Awarded: 37

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: <100,000,000

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: <1,000,000

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $10,500,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 73,724,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 92

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 484

Google Trends Analysis: Data not important sufficient to be recorded

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

15. Axwell//Ingrosso (SWE)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

Total Points Awarded: 38

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: <100,000,000

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: <1,000,000

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $12,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 19,225,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 61

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 1157.5

Google Trends Analysis: Data not important sufficient to be recorded

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

14. Alan Walker (NOR)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

Total Points Awarded: 46

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 166,644,997

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: <1,000,000

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: Did not 2018 Forbes make checklist

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 267,401,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 60

Total DJ Spins In 2018: Did not make 1001 Track Lists 2018 checklist

Google Trends Analysis: #1 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

13. Hardwell (NED)

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Total Points Awarded: 49

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: <100,000,000

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 1,775,700

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: Did not make Forbes 2018 checklist

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 24,704,600 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 73

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 1096

Google Trends Analysis: #15 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

12. Armin van Buuren (NED)

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Total Points Awarded: 50

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: <100,000,000

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: four,029,000

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: Did not make Forbes 2018 checklist

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 65,236,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 74

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 856

Google Trends Analysis: #14 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

11. Don Diablo (NED)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

Total Points Awarded: 63

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 317,141,698

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 1,435,110

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: Did not make 2018 Forbes checklist

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 62,641,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 94

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 1,352

Google Trends Analysis: Data not important sufficient to be recorded

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

10. Steve Aoki (USA)

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Total Points Awarded: 72

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 187,383,767

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: four,387,400

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $28,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 24,654,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 75

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 574

Google Trends Analysis: #13 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

9. Kygo (NOR)

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Total Points Awarded: 77

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 412,410,645

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: <1,000,000

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $11,500,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 242,359,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 76

Total DJ Spins In 2018: Did not make 1001 Track Lists 2018 List

Google Trends Analysis: #6 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: 1

eight. DJ Snake (FRA)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

Total Points Awarded: 81

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 200,120,734

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 5,075,800

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $11,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 370,000,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 74

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 674

Google Trends Analysis: #eight Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

7. Diplo (USA)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

Total Points Awarded: 100

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 618,631,607

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 28,660,600

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $20,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 290,974,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 91

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 995

Google Trends Analysis: #12 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

6. Tiesto (NED)

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Total Points Awarded: 101

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 394,294,664

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 6,959,600

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $33,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 140,983,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 109

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 1,Zero86

Google Trends Analysis: #11 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

5. Martin Garrix (NED)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

Total Points Awarded: 106

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 532,524,876

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 6,317,600

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $13,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 479,685,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 99

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 954

Google Trends Analysis: #three Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: Zero

four. Zedd (GER)

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Total Points Awarded: 112

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 653,857,913

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 11,300,300

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $22,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 222,065,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 113

Total DJ Spins In 2018: Did not make 1001 Track Lists 2018 checklist

Google Trends Analysis: #9 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: 86

(Tied) three. Calvin Harris (UK)

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Total Points Awarded: 113

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 832,177,504

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 1,560,692

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $48,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 632,897,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 48

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 548

Google Trends Analysis: #5 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: 1

(Tied) three. The Chainsmokers (USA)

We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100We Ran Thousands Of Numbers To Determine The Top DJ's Of 2018, See How It Compares To DJ Mag's Top 100

Total Points Awarded: 113

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 601,893,220

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 1,608,966

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $45,500,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 485,Zero40,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 117

Total DJ Spins In 2018: Did not make 1001 Track Lists 2018 checklist

Google Trends Analysis: #10 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: 34

2. David Guetta (FRA)

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Total Points Awarded: 117

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 1,008,190,000

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 5,506,300

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $15,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 367,401,00 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 71

Total DJ Spins In 2018: 783

Google Trends Analysis: #four Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: 2

1. Marshmello (USA)

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Total Points Awarded: 130

Total Spotify Streams For 2018 Releases: 1,138,738,000

Total Soundcloud Plays For 2018 Uploads: 38,670,200

Total Revenue Earned In 2018: $23,000,000

Total YouTube Plays On 2018 Videos: 584,704,000 views

Total Shows Played In 2018: 100

Total DJ Spins In 2018: Did not make 1001 Track Lists 2018 List

Google Trends Analysis: #2 Most Googled DJ within the World

Total Weeks At #1 On Billboard Charts: 35

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