Electronic Music Artists – Touring statistics for 2019

by Elliot Matthews
Electronic Music Artists – Touring statistics for 2019

As somebody who works in the electronic music industry, it’s always interesting to see which DJs are at the top of the pecking order. If you track the major festivals and events around the world, you will start to notice the same names popping up. We know the familiar names, but which artists are at the top of their game and which artists are set to breakthrough in the years to come?

To find out, I conducted an analysis on the industry’s top names to give an overview of the scene in its current state. The data was accumulated by analysing Resident Advisor using a third-party research agency. The results were interesting to say the least.

 

Most Followers on Resident Advisor

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Having a large following on electronic music’s most popular event listing platform is paramount to building a loyal fan base. Here’s the top 50.

 

Name Resident Advisor Fan Count 
Maceo Plex 48061
Daft Punk 45971
Disclosure 42215
Nina Kraviz 41413
Solomun 40438
Tale Of Us 38281
Richie Hawtin 37062
Ricardo Villalobos 35994
Ben Klock 35914
Nicolas Jaar 35265
Calvin Harris 35017
Carl Cox 34078
Jamie Jones 33806
The xx 33601
Adam Beyer 33217
Four Tet 32470
Bonobo 32286
Bicep 31727
Seth Troxler 31367
Dixon 31261
Âme 30414
Jamie xx 29445
Loco Dice 27710
Sven Vath 26794
DJ Koze 26099
Caribou 26082
Aphex Twin 26007
Paul Kalkbrenner 25916
Arctic Monkeys 25777
Maya Jane Coles 25684
Radiohead 25587
Hot Since 82 25477
Flume 24125
Laurent Garnier 23937
Gorillaz 23853
Marco Carola 23424
James Blake 23394
Major Lazer 23390
Marcel Dettmann 23349
Tame Impala 23160
The Chemical Brothers 23086
Pan-Pot 23049
Moderat 23041
David Guetta 22630
Jeff Mills 22440
Recondite 22301
Deadmau5 21853
Motor City Drum Ensemble 21375
Moby 21141
Kolsch 20979

 

Most Events in 2019

When you’re on the touring circuit, your schedule can be hectic. Âme take the top spot for the total events in 2019 with a staggering 170, however, there are two of them in the duo and regularly alternate, meaning they both would not have attended all 170 events.

Ame dj

Amelie Lens and Gerd Janson come in at a close 2nd, both with 155 events within the year. On average that’s one event per 2.3 days. This many events could create cause for concern, considering the air miles and late nights associated.

Amelie Lens

The table also shows the total events for each year dating back to 2015, showing the incredible break outs of acts such as Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, VTSS, Solardo and DJ Boring.

name fan 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Âme 30414 197 187 187 158 170
Amelie Lens 18870 4 49 95 147 155
Gerd Janson 7892 115 126 135 144 155
Claptone 17223 94 131 114 142 137
Horse Meat Disco 3936 82 85 96 114 135
Charlotte de Witte 11548 3 38 113 153 133
Marcel Dettmann 23349 137 126 118 116 132
Seth Troxler 31367 153 147 141 137 130
Adriatique 17668 109 97 114 107 127
Black Coffee 13393 88 85 79 119 127
DJ Tennis 9873 118 114 112 118 127
Pan-Pot 23049 126 130 121 138 122
Marco Carola 23424 89 80 85 100 121
FJAAK 8306 38 48 80 95 121
Dax J 8982 37 88 109 110 118
Jamie Jones 33806 115 113 110 109 117
Ellen Allien 17397 106 118 119 108 116
VTSS 1732 3 6 24 45 115
Solardo 8732 4 67 109 103 114
Blond:ish 6067 60 53 54 75 114
Mind Against 12727 112 120 105 97 113
Loco Dice 27710 122 121 129 111 112
Rødhåd 19266 115 120 116 104 111
DJ BORING 4697 0 1 75 102 111
DJ Boring 3508 0 1 75 102 111
Dubfire 18653 111 113 113 107 110
DJ Stingray 4529 32 67 88 106 110
Sven Vath 26794 108 120 120 118 109
Helena Hauff 9702 73 94 98 112 109

 

Most increased total event count 2018-2019

Some artists can explode out of nowhere. The table below shows the artists who have increased their event totals the most between 2018 and 2019. Ones to watch in 2020 that may exceed 120 total events are SPFDJ, Artbat, 999999999, Adiel and Peach.

VTSS

name 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 diff_1819 % diff 1819
VTSS 3 6 24 45 115 70 156
Sugar 0 0 0 16 75 59 369
SPFDJ 0 3 14 39 98 59 151
Sama’ 0 0 6 11 67 56 509
Jensen Interceptor 3 7 8 25 79 54 216
Mathame 1 3 2 27 80 53 196
Artbat 16 35 21 31 84 53 171
999999999 0 1 8 41 94 53 129
James Campbell 2 2 3 2 51 49 2450
Krystal Klear 34 22 23 41 88 47 115
Cyclist 4 4 2 7 53 46 657
LSDXOXO 1 7 19 23 69 46 200
Adiel 37 32 34 43 89 46 107
Michael Bibi 42 41 27 34 78 44 129
Héctor Oaks 23 12 26 47 91 44 94
Steffen Sonnenschein 2 2 6 2 45 43 2150
Airod 0 6 14 20 60 40 200
James Blake 12 41 13 1 40 39 3900
Blond:ish 60 53 54 75 114 39 52
Peach 4 3 10 58 96 38 66
Fiin 0 6 14 14 49 35 250
Nathan Micay 0 0 0 7 41 34 486
Alinep 23 25 21 11 45 34 309
Afrodeutsche 0 0 8 22 56 34 155
Hot Chip 42 48 43 25 59 34 136
Farrago 0 3 26 27 61 34 126
Bruce 16 30 18 28 62 34 121
Rüfüs Du Sol 2 6 5 4 37 33 825
Roy Rosenfeld 7 17 7 8 41 33 412

 

Most decreased total event count 2018-2019

Some artists decide to give the touring a break, others dedicate the year to studio time and a few get themselves into trouble and get pulled from gigs. The table shows the artists who have had the biggest decrease in total events from 2018 to 2019.

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name 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 diff_1819 %_diff_1819
Nils Frahm 21 3 0 65 13 -52 -80
Billy Kenny 5 42 57 89 38 -51 -57
Jackmaster 141 147 159 74 26 -48 -65
Barac 70 82 97 70 24 -46 -66
Fever Ray 0 0 1 46 0 -46 -100
LO’99 5 6 4 59 16 -43 -73
TV.OUT 22 53 52 66 24 -42 -64
Danny Russell 109 48 48 66 25 -41 -62
Inga Mauer 8 32 64 58 18 -40 -69
Gaston Zani 14 14 36 58 19 -39 -67
Adam Shelton 53 43 42 50 12 -38 -76
Mumdance 65 56 38 49 11 -38 -78
Astin 16 8 5 41 3 -38 -93
Nina Kraviz 140 121 91 115 78 -37 -32
Dr Walker 5 10 42 35 0 -35 -100
Peter Pixzel 47 71 49 45 11 -34 -76
Mano Le Tough 112 102 81 91 59 -32 -35
San Proper 96 82 77 74 42 -32 -43
Osamu M 17 20 44 55 23 -32 -58
Abdulla Rashim 59 75 64 49 17 -32 -65
Echonomist 8 26 22 44 12 -32 -73
Soichi Terada 13 56 42 43 11 -32 -74
CamelPhat 11 31 53 109 78 -31 -28
East End Dubs 52 30 55 84 53 -31 -37
Peggy Gou 10 46 114 124 94 -30 -24
Hunee 91 101 111 123 93 -30 -24
Antigone 58 73 72 93 63 -30 -32
Mount Kimbie 20 20 48 60 30 -30 -50
Andres Campo 18 25 36 56 26 -30 -54

Most countries travelled to

This statistic is my personal favourite as it outlines the global some of these artists have. Running Back label owner Gerd Janson tops the charts with a whopping 40 countries in 2019.

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Name Total Countries 2019
Gerd Janson 40
Dubfire 38
Amelie Lens 35
Mind Against 35
Claptone 34
Dax J 34
Âme 33
Adriatique 33
Jamie Jones 33
Richie Hawtin 33
Seth Troxler 32
DJ Tennis 32
Marco Carola 32
Ellen Allien 32
DJ Stingray 32
DVS1 32
Adana Twins 32
Pan-Pot 31
Sasha 31
Nastia 31
Palms Trax 31
Trikk 31
Recondite 31
Giorgia Angiuli 31
Marcel Dettmann 30
Rødhåd 30
Deborah De Luca 30
Peggy Gou 30
Anastasia Kristensen 30
Artbat 30
Anja Schneider 30


Most Events in the UK

name 2019 UK
Andrea Giudice 83 81
Horse Meat Disco 135 62
Supa D 63 60
DJ NG 54 54
Shenin Amara 57 47
Mella Dee 92 46
Jasper James 79 45
The Ragga Twins 45 43
Mall Grab 107 41
Voigtmann 71 41
Skream 84 40
Crazy P 64 40
Dan Shake 96 40
Sally C 63 40
Need For Mirrors 42 39
Artful Dodger 40 39
Folamour 88 38
Andrew Kay 43 38
Big Miz 50 38
Eclair Fifi 80 37
DJ BORING 111 37
DJ Boring 111 37
Michael Bibi 78 37
Grooverider 44 37
Bradley Zero 87 36
Brandon Block 40 36
Andrew Weatherall 56 36
Mark Radford 36 36
Willow 67 35

Most Events in Germany

name 2019 Germany
vom Feisten 65 61
Andi de Luxe 58 58
Sokool 60 58
Match Hoffman 56 56
Patrik Berg 48 47
Pauli Pocket 56 45
Daniel Jaeger 48 45
Pascale Voltaire 52 45
David Dorad 52 44
Marcus Meinhardt 56 43
Frankie Flowerz 47 43
Welticke 45 42
Dennis Beutler 43 42
freedomB 50 40
AKA AKA 46 40
Dirty Doering 58 39
Mimi Love 53 39
Asem Shama 38 38
Solvane 47 37
Marc Schneider 40 37
Sylvie Maziarz 46 36
Sven Dohse 41 36
Cinthie 91 35
Kollektiv Ost 37 35
Township Rebellion 51 34
Franz Scala 47 34
Electronic Elephant 37 34
Casimir von Oettingen 36 34
The Reason Y 43 34

 

Most events in the Netherlands

name 2019 Netherlands
Benny Rodrigues 85 81
Dexon 53 53
David Vunk 89 52
Michel de Hey 47 47
Sandrien 64 45
ROD 54 43
De Sluwe Vos 43 43
Philou Louzolo 47 42
Oceanic 70 41
Luuk van Dijk 58 41
Prunk 51 41
Chris Stussy 66 40
Elias Mazian 62 39
Identified Patient 89 36
ANOTR 60 35
Wouter S 35 35
Mad Miran 73 34
Carlos Valdes 53 33
Ferro 67 32
Juan Sanchez 38 32
VNTM 38 31
Tom Trago 82 30
Orpheu The Wizard 79 30
Lewski 31 30
Secret Cinema 51 29
Nuno dos Santos 34 29
Cinnaman 46 28
Job Sifre 52 28
Reiss 58 27

 

Most events in Italy

name 2019 Italy
Luciano Esse 49 49
Stephan Krus 45 40
Dax DJ 36 36
Hot Chip 59 35
Asymptote 36 33
Manuel de Lorenzi 35 32
Matteo Gatti 43 30
DJ Ralf 31 30
Uabos 26 25
Bugsy 34 23
Hiver 31 22
Silvie Loto 35 21
DJ Red 21 21
Giorgio Gigli 26 19
Claudio Coccoluto 23 19
Marco Faraone 83 18
Anfisa Letyago 43 18
Raffaele Attanasio 32 18
Ricardo Baez 18 18
Ilario Alicante 91 17
Giammarco Orsini 53 17
Dirty Channels 17 17
Mattia Trani 21 17
Germano Ventura 17 17
DJ Plant Texture 19 16
Da Vid 18 16
Jolly Mare 16 16
Domenico Rosa 37 15
Luca Agnelli 28 15

Most events in France

name 2019 France
David Asko 37 37
Shlømo 88 33
LB aka LABAT 37 31
Edouard! 30 29
Mézigue 33 26
Folamour 88 25
David Reyner 25 25
Zaltan 52 24
Superlate 28 24
Sina 28 24
Mad Rey 29 24
Miley Serious 49 23
François X 69 23
Antigone 63 22
Pablo Valentino 33 21
Rohmi 25 21
Mila Dietrich 22 21
Anetha 85 20
Flabaire 23 20
OKO DJ 48 19
Worakls 51 19
Hugo LX 35 19
Madben 24 19
Timid Boy 29 19
Hardrock Striker 20 18
Arnaud Rebotini 20 18
Dub Striker 18 18
Bruce 62 17
ABSL 19 17

Most events in Spain

name 2019 Spain
Hitch 90 88
Cyclist 53 51
Pelacha 44 44
Marco Carola 121 41
The Deals 41 40
Baldo 41 40
ISAbella 61 40
Solomun 104 34
Luciano 106 34
Nöle 33 33
Jamie Jones 117 32
Dixon 105 32
PØLI 37 32
Cassy 93 31
David Guetta 39 31
Mussen 31 31
Squaric 53 30
Martin Noise 39 30
tINI 90 29
Tale Of Us 99 29
Bedouin 88 29
Agoria 65 29
Marc Piñol 31 29
Lorenzo Raganzini 34 28
Nuke 28 28
Seth Troxler 130 27
Ilario Alicante 91 27
Guy Gerber 100 27
Kintar 44 27

 

Thanks for reading this article. If you’re interested in gaining access to the complete results, contact me on hello@elliotmatthews.co.uk

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