As ever, Diplo wants to go toward the money.
He continues: “We’re not celebrities, we’re not famous for any good reason. We’re just … really lame. Besides people like Dillon Francis, who makes fun of the whole thing, or Calvin Harris, it’s a sinking ship. It’s a really lame culture. I’m sad that I’m part of it, but I play the game.”
Diplo also talked about why Beyoncé is the only artist he’s produced for in the past year: “When we put out a song with Beyoncé, cool, we’ll get a fee, we’ll get some [publishing] splits, but Beyoncé is going to make a billion dollars touring it. If I make a song and it’s my song, like ‘Lean On,’ we’re going to make money off the synchs, the Spotify and we get to headline festivals on it. That’s the model I want to explore.”
Looks like Diplo is sticking with “really lame culture” then. For what it’s worth, there’s something to be said about being a person who knows exactly what music makes the party work and continuing. #NotAllDJs