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um well in this case it amounts to much the same thing, doesn't it? usually it's the artists and agents setting the price, so the question ends up back in the same place that started all the hooha to begin with.epithet wrote:ah hah. Cheers for that blackdown. I understand it's rude to ask a person how much they make but i was more trying to ask the employer how much they pay. That's fairly normal ?Blackdown wrote:i think the subtext to this thread, that might have been getting lost in worldwide cultural translation, is that it's rude in the UK to ask someone how much they earn.
at this point i would say cut your losses and be done with it. it's pretty obvious most people here seem to think the question is at least in poor taste, even if the intent was innocent.
And no sapphic. I would imagine there is a difference between what a club pays or is willing to pay and what an agent asks for or the take home pay of a DJ after overheads and tax. If i were to ask what a DJ got paid I'd be more interested in what the average annual income is for a pro dubstep DJ inclusive of stuff like releases, tours, merchandise and see how that compares with DJ's in other genres.
most clubs wont have a set price for djs...they will have a budget for an event which (in the case of fabric) could be spread amaong 20 djs...in this case it would be almost impossible to work out and would vary massively...esp if you take into account the dif entry fees you would pay at dif clubs....
in terms of dif countries...somewhere along the line someone has to pay for travel...uk to us for example is going to cost a fair amount...that is where the agents earn there money, as if they have a number of requests from promoters in one country they can organise a tour to minimise the cost to promoters and traveling for the dj...again a fee my vary massively for a one off gig compared to part of a tour...
festivals are a whole other matter...the costs to put them on (PAs lighting etc) that a club would not have makes it impossible to judge...
trying to work all this stuff out is an agents job...
hope this answers some of your questions even if they were pretty tasteless...
so whats the fascination and y u still being persistant to this cause afer 11 pages of being told u fuck off and mind your own...seems like the one with comprehension problems is u otherwise u would have crawled under a rock a long time ago!FWIW I'm not a DJ have no intention of ever being one
Thanks for that wil.
But tasteless ? Flavoursome i'd say. One needs to value not only the sweet things but the bitter and sour as well. It makes for a spicy melange of a discussion. Spice after all extends life, the spice expands consciousness, the spice is vital to space travel. For some it gives them the ability to fold space. That is travel to any part of the universe without moving.
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