Dutch Dance Worth $816M

Being home to such top DJs as Armin van BuurenTiësto, and Hardwell has made the Dutch dance music business worth $816 million per year, according to a report commissioned by Buma Cultuur.

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"Power 96.1 Jingle Ball," Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga.

The foundation that supports Dutch music, particularly Eurosonic-Noorderslag and Amsterdam Dance Event, also reveals some fascinating new facts and figures about the Dutch dance music scene and its 25 years of history.

Top performing DJ is R3hab, who did 17 shows in 2010, 112 in 2011 and 192 in 2012.

Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Chuckie, Hardwell, Joris VoornNicky Romero, Tiësto, and Tom Trago are among the Dutch DJs scheduled to play Miami Music Week March 25-29.

Their best export market is the U.S., which has 10 of the top 15 clubs booking Dutch EDM DJs.

They include the Marquee and XS Nightclub in Las Vegas, and Liv in Miami. Over the last 17 years, a Dutch DJ has won more than half of the DJ Mag Top 100 editions.

Hardwell and van Buuren have five wins apiece and Tiësto has three.

Over the past four years, Dutch Dance music exports to the U.S., including rights, recordings and performances, have been increasing significantly due the worldwide EDM explosion.

In 2012, it added up to nearly $129 million, 71 percent of the total export value of $182 million.