Starting out on the Mobile DJ tip
Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:06 PM
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:26 PM
my mate does that and earns shit loads but also has to play fuck awful music to (generally) the dregs of society, i dont know anyone who gets paid to rock dope tunes to dope parties maybe its different in the u.s?
or were u talking about dj'ing in clubs and bars??? ive done that for a few years got bored with people and spending any money i earnt on drinking
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:10 PM
House parties: These are really going to vary from region to region. In Chicago they are still very, very popular, and fucking fun as hell. That being said, even ridiculously good DJ's with crazy deep crates (vinyl only, not to be the snob here, but I wouldn't go to a non-vinyl party unless it was full of half nekked ladies who are in love with me and me alone) don't get paid too well, maybe a hundred, maybe a few hundred bucks. House parties that I go to are really about having spots that allow DJ's and collectors to play what they want, not the club or the promoters or whatever music that gets tons of drunk fucks through the front door. So it's really about having a great atmosphere with the right people, drinks, food and music to the braek of dawn. Usually there are only a few degrees of separation between the DJ's, who ever is throwing the party, and attendees, thus the cost at the door is low and is really to cover booze and food. So it's really hard to tell what the DJ will pull at the end of the night, and usually there is more than one any how! I mean DJ's want to party, dance and hook up as much as everyone else, can't do that shit behind the decks all night! Plus don't forget, you have to lug all your shit there, set up, make sure some drunk fuck isn't pouring their beer all down your speakers, or yourself, then you gotta break this shit down at the end of the night, hopefully no one sneaks one of your heaters outta yer crates, when you factor all this shit in, the money isn't what it's all about.
If you wanna make $, get a shit stupid load of digital and do wedding gigs, then take tons of pills to deal with the dribble that you will guaranteed to be requested to play, over and over. Or try to make it as a celebrity DJ, they get paid like a 100K+ for a hour gig, just to basically look like they know how to cue. wtf??!!!
Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:08 PM
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:31 PM
To be honest, I'm not trying to knock this hustle, I'm just saying be prepared to deal with some fools that will make you face palm all night if you go certain routes. Shit, DJ'in is fun as hell otherwise!
Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:56 PM
and shakey, i don't live in any hot club scene. there's a few clubs here (literally a few like 5) and they're all dives. but can you DJ digital (the truth comes out yes i got a midi controller) at a club? i can't really afford crates of vinyl man
trust me where ever you live in california is 10000 times better than where i live, i should imagine most clubs have a set up for digital use (if not all of them)
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