Transcript for DJs Raking in Millions as Electronic Dance Music Explodes
-- -- -- David get a. Calvin Harris are raking in tens of millions. Harris out of -- pop stars like Katy Perry and even JC pulling -- 46 million over the last year. Today this is the Mecca. Were -- tomorrow. One of the largest music festivals on the planet. Because tonight 72 -- read through from through. 300 DJs from all over the world will perform on eight different states. TS still is here to perform on the outrageous main stage and as one of the world's highest paid TJ's. He pulled in 32 million dollars in the last twelve months. Wouldn't think it is about this kind of music that attracts human. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Party stores. Everybody you on it. -- -- -- -- -- -- Here it's more about experiencing. And collective euphoria. People from over seventy countries you -- your mom out there. I. From the outlandish outfits. To the wild dancing. And unbelievable. Lights it's a world unto itself. It also has been performing for over a decade but says this doesn't. What's difficult what's going through your mind the moment you land here at the moment you see those grow just excitement though. It's -- -- be here. Plays festival to betting faithful here and yet. Back. What will soften -- going to be -- and set its lucrative endorsement deals selling everything from computer. Celeb -- is getting paid big to perform -- make festivals like this. And -- single handedly revived Las Vegas night life. A decade ago PGM was mostly an underground John. Now DJ -- hold the keys to smash hit success. Everyone from Britney to Rihanna wants to collaborate with. But there is -- dark side to this musical revolution. The -- the lends -- to. To music about being carefree. And losing your son. Comedienne is fueling it in the sense. The experience of being on Ecstasy I think becomes part of normalize. Behavioral -- for of that experience so -- makes you very sort of lovely and very empathetic. And very friendly and that creates this sort of dominant. Culture. Last month the electric -- festival in New York City was canceled after two people died overdosing on the Ecstasy like drug -- DJ Armand van Buren was supposed to perform on the last day of the festival when it was abruptly cancel. EM for some reason still has that stigma of drug misuse and I think it's a little bit unfair because you look at other -- stuff happens -- you know need drugs and enjoyed his music. You can just have a great time -- -- friends going to a festival -- -- world medics were on hand but according to them out of a 130000. Attendees. Only twenty went to the -- As for the DC and all comes back to the addiction of being on stage something takes over right and there's this energy about -- Right now -- but it's what they're giving me their energy. And I'm giving back as much as -- as possible. For -- it's taken two decades to get here his first big radio hit. The success of this is what it feels like. Feels kind of -- chosen as the coveted final act. There's nowhere else he'd rather be. Feels like role floating in the air we all connect and that's what their music is about it's about connection this little positive moment in your life. And everything's good for just. -- -- -- For Nightline I'm -- Benitez. -- -- -- --
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