Joel Thomas Zimmerman born January 5, ,  known professionally as Deadmau5 stylized as deadmau5 ; pronounced "dead mouse" , is a Canadian electronic music producer, DJ, and musician. Zimmerman mainly produces progressive house music, though he also produces and DJs other genres of electronic music , including techno under the alias Testpilot. Zimmerman has received six Grammy Award nominations for his work. In , he founded his own record label, Mau5trap. Deadmau5 is currently one of the highest paid electronic music producers in the world,  and is a masked music artist similar to Marshmello and Daft Punk.
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Deadmau5 , original name Joel Thomas Zimmerman , born January 5, , Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada , Canadian electronic dance music EDM producer and performer who was at the forefront of the revitalization of that genre in the s. Zimmerman took piano lessons as a child and grew up with a keen interest in video games and computers. As a teenager he started making music with old computer chips, and he co-produced a dance music program at a Niagara Falls radio station. He then became a composer for a stock music company. His second album, Vexillology , featured a glitchy sound inspired by 8-bit video games and an approach reminiscent of s electronica. That year, Deadmau5 broke into the mainstream with Random Album Title , a collection that helped establish his signature dance floor-friendly sound. He later composed the score for the Netflix film Polar In Zimmerman attempted to trademark his Deadmau5 logo in the United States , but that claim was blocked by the Walt Disney Company the following year. Disney argued that the Deadmau5 logo too closely resembled its classic Mickey Mouse silhouette and asserted that the Deadmau5 logo would damage its business around the world. The two parties reached a settlement in June
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