By now you have probably heard of The Chainsmokers, and can even hum at least a few of their tunes from memory. Their melodies are the sort that can get stuck even in the heads of those that usually do not share a full appreciation for electronic dance music. Luckily, even the most stubborn to accept change are starting to come around, thanks to artists like those included on Forbes Magazine’s 2018 World’s Highest-Paid DJs list. The Chainsmokers have steadily climbed this chart over the past few years, reaching No.31 on the latest collection of most financially successful artists.
One of the most astonishing accomplishments for this duo from New York is their acquiring of their three year DJ residency in Las Vegas. There they play nightly while bringing in nearly a half a million dollars every time they grace the stage. If you’ve really listened, you’ve probably noticed that their attention to detail is what truly sets them apart from the rest, securing their place among some of the biggest names to enter the EDM game. Veterans like Carl Cox have been caught numerous times commenting on how they have served as an inspiration to even himself.
It may seem that The Chainsmokers owe a bit of their fame to their unique use of custom-designed synthesizer patches and perfectly timing their business attack. Although many EDM artists have fallen out of the adoration from the masses, the same cannot be true when it comes to this iconic duo. Whether it is the perfect BPM, unconventional time signatures, or just a stroke of excellent luck, The Chainsmokers have proven to the world that they have what it takes to continually shape the EDM underground long after the commercial exploitation of the sub culture’s origins by endless copycats.
When all is said and done, The Chainsmokers will still be adored by countless old school ravers and EDM newcomers for many decades to follow. Next time you hear their song on a television commercial, just imagine how much they are making off of that 30 second licensing of their music for an advertisement.