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    OP, how much would you charge me to play a kick ass 1 1/2 hour set ?
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    Well i've been playing 7hour sets for $50 for the last 3 months. Perks of not having any well-known uncle or some shit like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polygon View Post
    Well i've been playing 7hour sets for $50 for the last 3 months.
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    What?

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    What?
    Yeah, no jokes. Cause of course I'm young and patrons think "sure, the dj is a jukebox anyway, who gives a damn"
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    Don't play 7 hours for 50$ anymore. Ask at least double or don't go back there. Because you really want to pay, doesn't mean you should be taken so much advantage of.

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    What is the regular rent price in your neighbourhood for CDJ's? For 2000's plus DJM800/900/2000 you can easily ask 125-150. For anything below that somewhere between 75-100 I guess.

    For the rest, you can easily ask 50-75 bucks an hour. I would ask 350 in your case and maybe drop to a bottom of 250 but try to play it rather hard. They want you, not the other way around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polygon View Post
    Yeah, no jokes. Cause of course I'm young and patrons think "sure, the dj is a jukebox anyway, who gives a damn"
    Thats incredibly low man, Im getting $50 for hr long opening gigs.

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    Just booked a dj for my work Christmas party (im not that kind of DJ, and its not my $) , $100 an hour. Don't do 50$ gigs, you're getting ripped off.
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    I know i'm getting ripped off, believe me i'm not blind.
    But it's either this or staying in the bedroom.
    Even relatively high-profile local djs don't get more than 100-150 per gig...
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    I played at a local bar every Friday for 3 months for free on that note. My buddy was running the night, and i needed some exposure and experience on stage behind the decks, so I didn't mind helping him out, I still had a blast. If you've got a residency though, you should be asking for a %of the door, free drinks and/or more money. Bit playing for people os playing for people, and if you enjoy it, then keep enjoying it.
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    Since they are supplying lighting and speakers, I would shoot for around $150-200.
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