Helping the DJs
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  1. #1
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    Default Helping the DJs

    Hi everyone! I thought I'd post about this non-profit I discovered - 'Pay The DJ' http://www.paythedj.org

    Their mission is to help DJs being respected and to tackle the problems of inadequate pay checks. I showed my support for the cause and thought you might want to do it too.

    Cheers!

  2. #2
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    I don't know man, reading down on page you link it says that attendees should help but not getting their names on the list. Well I know a lot of DJs who actually get $3~$5 bucks for each and every person on their list. Different countries and such but still, no guest lists in a club will help get DJs paid? Nonsense.

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    This is ridiculous.

    DJing is a business, not a Tee Ball game where everyone wins a prize.

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    A promoter skipped out on a friend and didn'T pay him 2k, wonder if he should sign up

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    Not a fan. It's up to you as an artist to decide how much you are worth and are going to get paid.

    I have a "what I want to play for" amount and "what I will play for" amount. If the person hiring me has a problem with my rate, then I ask them what their budget is. If I choose not to play for that, I direct them to somebody that will.

    I also have the luxury of working closely with various bands... and view myself as a "band" when I am getting hired. Every person hiring me gets a contract, and I won't play if they don't agree to it.

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