13 Richest DJs of 2014

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It's been a few years since EDM became big business. But the bubble hasn't burst. And those folks who wear bulky headsets and press play (i.e. celebrity DJs) are still laughing all the way to the bank.

The giddiest jock is once again Calvin Harris. The scruffy-faced Scotsman topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid DJs of 2013 with a total of $46 million. One year later, Harris is raking in a staggering $66 million. But the second highest-earner collected a mere $30 million. And Avicii only made $28 million. Pshhh, pocket change.

Check the cut for the 13 richest DJs of 2014.

See also: EDM's Five Biggest Hacks

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Gloria Estefan's On Your Feet! Musical Auditioning at the Arsht Center in Miami

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Show Gloria you've got what it takes to be her.

Ever wanted to become the next Gloria or Emilio Estefan and share the story of Miami's favorite power couple through song, music, and dance under the shiny lights of Broadway?

If so, you had better get On Your Feet! and head out to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on September 21 for Miami's open casting call.

See also: Gloria Estefan Preps Autobiographical Broadway Show, On Your Feet! for 2015

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DJ Laz Returns to Miami Radio on Hits 97.3

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2 Chainz, Pusha T, French Montana Coaching South Beach B-Ball Tournament

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Ballin' with coach 2 Chainz on SoBe.

Haters gonna hate. Ballers gonna ball. And rappers are going to claim to be (or at least claim to have been) really good at basketball at some point in their life.

We all know rap and basketball are the two entertainment worlds with the thinnest common border. NBA players are always trying to rap, rappers are always trying to play some b-ball.

This weekend, worlds will collide once again as the Entertainers Basketball Classic Inc. (EBC), invites the biggest stars from sports and music to South Beach for an exciting celebrity street ball tournament. We know 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and French Montana can rap, but now we'll see who's the better coach.

See also: LeBron James and the Six Best NBA Rappers

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Diddy Announces Revolt Music Conference, Coming to LIV and Fontainebleau Miami Beach

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If anyone's got tips for how to succeed in the music industry, it's Diddy.

Even name changes more confusing than Prince's failed to slow him down. Sure, Making the Band was kind of weird, and his girl bands don't always take off, but he does make $700 million a year.

Don't worry if he writes lines, he writes checks. And now he's bringing the biggest minds in the modern music industry to LIV and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the first-ever Revolt Music Conference.

See also: Five Richest Rappers of 2014

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Pitbull Launches SiriusXM Radio Station: "¡Prepárense y Daleeeeee!"

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Prepárense y dáleeeeee!"

Yo' chico Pitbull is getting his own SiriusXM radio station.

"First of all, I want to thank SiriusXM for the opportunity to touch my fans in a more personal way," Mr. Worldwide said in a statement released yesterday.

"I will also get a chance to play all the music that I love and grew up listening -- most of all, we are going to have a lot of fun in the process."

See also: Pitbull's New Year's Revolution 2015 Broadcasting From Miami on Fox: "Daleee!"

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Down by the Bay Festival Isn't Real

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You will not be seeing Justice at Bayfront Park this Art Basel.

OMG, you guys! Someone posted this flier to Facebook, and it looks like the Chemical Brothers, Pheonix, Justice, A Tribe Called Quest, OFWKGTA, and about 70 other headliners are coming to Bayfront Park for some incredible new two-day festival called Down by the Bay during Art Basel.

The lineup is so amazing, it's too good to be true.

No, literally. It's not true. It turns out someone just copied an old Laidback Luke flier and made a big fat hoax of your hopes and dreams.

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RIP Henry Stone, King of Independent Records, Dead at 93

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Jacob Katel
Henry Stone, dancing his ass off at age 92, high above Biscayne Bay at Henry Stone Music headquarters, 2013

Henry Stone, king of the record business, passed away peacefully August 7, 2014, in Miami.

Throughout almost 80 years of wildly prolific musical activity, the 93-year-old had a hand in every aspect of the music business and was a true pioneer of independent manufacturing, promotion, and distribution.

In the 1970s, he ran the biggest independent record company in the world, TK Productions, responsible for the world's first global disco hit, George McCrae's genre-defining "Rock Your Baby," penned by the leaders of his biggest act ever, KC & the Sunshine Band. And lest anyone say otherwise, he made many artists very rich, always paid what he owed, and is held in high esteem by 90 percent of everybody who ever worked with him.

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Adore Nightclub Closes After Only Four Months in Business

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No more fun for Adore.
After nearly 16 weeks in action, South Beach's $10 million Vegas-style nightclub Adore has shut its doors.

"They closed about a week ago," confirmed a representative of the Boulan South Beach, the hotel where the posh nightclub was located.

Vegas nightlife impresario Cy Waits announced he was opening the 12,000-square-foot nightclub back in December, but due to delays, the date was pushed back to March, just in time for Winter Music Conference.

See also: Finnegan's River in Brickell Closing

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King of Diamonds Sold to New York Investors

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Giulio Sciorio
King of Diamonds has sorta become hallowed ground for anybody in the hip-hop game. Just about every major rapper, from Drake to Lil Wayne to Rick Ross, have dropped verses about the highly successful strip club catering to a predominantly African-American clientele. Floyd "Money" Mayweather practically has a second home in the joint, complete with bank vaults to store all his rain-making hundred dollar bills.

When Crossfade heard the news KOD had been sold for at least six million stacks to a group of New York investors, we wondered if the curtain would soon come down on one of Miami's longtime reigning entertainment venues. So we put a call into Disco Rick, one of the strip club's founding managers, who tamped down suggestions KOD was relinquishing its throne.

See also: King of Diamonds: How America's Favorite Black Strip Club Won Its Crown

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