He's writing nothing but the truth!
All dj's and people hiring a dj....LISTEN UP!!
If you are looking for a DJ-
1. Do your research! Do not just put an amount out there expecting quality service. An above average dj gets $800-$900 for a 5-6 hour event. Any less you can buy an IPOD, and save the trouble of looking. Don't lowball. I know the economy sucks but if you are able to afford to throw a party then you can pay a dj what he is asking.
We need to stick together. I understand some of you are just starting out and looking for work, that's fine. But you need to understand that if you accept a lowball job you are setting the bar for these morons looking to hire us. If you are good and have the right equipment you can pull upwards of $700-$1200 per gig. I myself command $1050 for a 5 hour holiday party. I am booked solid thru Febuary. If you guys take gigs for $200 and $300 you are getting jacked. You cannot even buy a roadcase for $200!
So to all. Be fair, play the game and have fun. We all want to win here. If you cannot afford a dj, then who cares. And newbie dj's. Get your rig solid, music selection tight and command $$$$. If the people really want ya, they will PAY!!!
I know this post will be Flagged. I have set a bot that will repost this every 15 minutes until December 31st.
I am good like that.
I am on my way to dj 3 nights in 2 cities. But before I left I had to put this out there for all you JOCKS looking for gigs, and the cheap-A$$ people looking to hire them.
Keep your head up, never sell out. Your talent is what makes you $$$.
Why do you continue to post, you know I am gonna bust you out. Who the hell is gonna dj a house party for 5 hours and make free beer and $200?? For real???
And what exposure are they really gonna get? Who? your lame, drunk, poor, no money having idiot friends like you? Grow up. If you want a dj your gonna have to buck up. Minimum for NYE is $800 thats for 4 hours. I myself will be in Ibiza making $4000, but hey, thats me.
So, stop with the posting for dj's if your poor!!!
You think our equipment was free???