A significant number of famous DJs aren’t responsible for the music released under their names.

Those culpable usually have arrangements with an underling or an associate, ranging from commissioned edits and tweaks to outright purchases of entirely finished works. In fact, a whole industry of “ghost-producers” and engineers prop up the careers of a few brand name DJs who fistpump their way to fame and make millions.

Though the ghost producing practice has been rumored for decades, recent revelations have brought it into the spotlight.

EDM duo PeaceTreaty told OC Weekly earlier this year: “When you get more involved and you start working with bigger people, having ghostwriters is just the way it is. Everyone that’s big doesn’t write their own music.”

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