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Why DJs Love Playing New Year’s Eve Shows

Paris Hilton and Martin Garrix weigh in on the benefits — and profitability — of DJing on NYE.


Image courtesy of Paris Hilton

About three years ago, news outlets reported that Paris Hilton makes up to a million dollars playing a single DJ set. Given her level of fame and years of experience, this piece of information wasn’t as shocking as some made it seem at the time. A six- and sometimes seven-figure fee is standard for big name acts and for those who have residencies, that fee applies for every set they play.


Hilton is the highest-paid female DJ in the world — despite her lack of recognition by Forbes — and like any good businesswoman, she knows just how profitable it is to work on New Year’s Eve.


“It’s not [like you have the] night off on New Year’s like most people,” Hilton says. “It’s a big working night, but it’s also a very lucrative night. It’s definitely worth my time.” Her reps confirm that she has made anywhere between $250,000 and $1 million playing a single NYE party.


Published on December 29, 2017 by WWD

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