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    Hey,

    I'm an amateur DJ and I just got my first gig (high school dance at the HS I graduated from 4 years ago) and I wanted to see if any of you had any experience doing these.

    Are there any tips/advice you guys would have for this, and also what is the typical compensation for this (we haven't officially agreed or talked about this yet)?

    Thanks

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    well what kind of services will you be providing? will you be offering full sound setup and some lights as well? how many people are expected? what kind of time commitment are ya looking at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdog667jkt View Post
    well what kind of services will you be providing? will you be offering full sound setup and some lights as well? how many people are expected? what kind of time commitment are ya looking at?
    Music/MCing. The usual stuff.
    Offering full sound setup, gonna try and get some lights too.
    I'd guess around 250 people.
    It's a 3 hour dance not including set up and take down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilmDJ View Post
    and also what is the typical compensation for this (we haven't officially agreed or talked about this yet)?

    Thanks
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    $300-500 sounds about right

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    how much would YOU do the gig and feel okay about it for? double it, or at least 1.5 it haha.

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    $300-$500 is about right for a school dance that size, they generally have a very limited budget.

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    see if they will pay you in Trident New Layers Gum!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceBlaise View Post
    see if they will pay you in Trident New Layers Gum!!!

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