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Dance Music On Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2016

Dance Music On Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2016

Each year, Forbes publishes its 30 Under 30 list, recognizing the achievements of outstanding young adults who are leaders in their respective fields. Notable alumni of the exclusive club include professional basketball player James Harden, actress Blake Lively, and YouTube star-turned-entrepreneur Michelle Phan.

The music section of its 2016 list, published earlier today, gives a nod to three of dance music’s present day stars. Sisters Jahan, 26, and Yasmine Yousaf, 23—known collectively as Krewella—made the shortlist following an eventful year, which included releasing new music and settling a multi-million dollar lawsuit with their former partner Kris Trindl.

Also entering the Class of 2016 is DJ Snake, 29, who co-produced one of 2015’s biggest radio hits in “Lean On” alongside Major Lazer and MØ. He also recently remixed the Star Wars theme song and released a new track, “Propaganda.”

DJ Snake

The third dance music addition to the 30 Under 30 music list can be found behind the scenes rather than behind the decks. Jake Udell, 26, founder of management company TH3RD BRAIN, is responsible for elevating the profiles of artists such as Krewella, Zhu, and Gallant.

Despite dance music’s continued skyrocketing presence in popular culture, its presence in Forbes’ 2016 list is actually down from last year’s, which featured seven industry figures, including producers Porter Robinson, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Arca, and DJ Mustard, dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling, and Life In Color CEO Sebastian Solano.

View Forbes’ 30 Under 30 music list here.

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