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    Default New Residency, NEED HELP.

    been a while since i have posted in here. so i have been out of town for 6 months visitng parents among other things. anyway i got back last month and have been preparing to secure another residency. i should also note that i live in Ottawa, Canada.

    now getting another residency (had one last year) should not be hard for me. but i am wondering what the going rate for a night should be. keep in mind i am a signed musician who has had a residency before and have somewhat of a following in Ottawa?

    In the end its not about the money, but bills do exist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by calgarc View Post
    been a while since i have posted in here. so i have been out of town for 6 months visitng parents among other things. anyway i got back last month and have been preparing to secure another residency. i should also note that i live in Ottawa, Canada.

    now getting another residency (had one last year) should not be hard for me. but i am wondering what the going rate for a night should be. keep in mind i am a signed musician who has had a residency before and have somewhat of a following in Ottawa?

    In the end its not about the money, but bills do exist...
    what??

    your asking US what they should pay YOU?

    meanwhile, keeping in mind that you're a paid and signed musician? and it was only 6 months ago that you had a residency? Im sorry, im just confused, why should we know this info any more than yourself?

    There are TONS of variables that need to be included to even give you a roundabout estimate as to what you should make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djmetalgear View Post
    what??

    your asking US what they should pay YOU?

    meanwhile, keeping in mind that you're a paid and signed musician? and it was only 6 months ago that you had a residency? Im sorry, im just confused, why should we know this info any more than yourself?

    There are TONS of variables that need to be included to even give you a roundabout estimate as to what you should make.
    i tend to over prepare for things. i ask questions to things even though i probably know the answer to.

    I am just asking what people think a good average should be. what variables do you need??

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    the main variable is how many people u pull in

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    Mate, I've asked the same question myself many, many times. Unfortunately, very few other DJs will actually discuss money with you, unless they're 100% sure you're not a threat to their residencies.

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    What is your soundcloud? Are you playing top 40? What do you do that noone else does? Can you MC? How long are you playing each night? Which nights are you playing? Do you have a wesbsite? How strong is your following? Will you be doing legwork to promote?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellnegative View Post
    What is your soundcloud? Are you playing top 40? What do you do that noone else does? Can you MC? How long are you playing each night? Which nights are you playing? Do you have a wesbsite? How strong is your following? Will you be doing legwork to promote?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdcdesign View Post
    Mate, I've asked the same question myself many, many times. Unfortunately, very few other DJs will actually discuss money with you, unless they're 100% sure you're not a threat to their residencies.
    i understand that . but hey if i want to pay my bills and want to get anywhere with my music, i gotta cover each corner

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    $200 would be what Id pay you for a 3 hour set. Id say no less than $250 mate. We pay our newbies $50 for one hour sets here.
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