2014. dec. 9.

Fizess a DJ-nek!


Érdekes felhívás tűnt fel a közösségi oldalakon novemberben.
A "Pay The DJ" nevű szervezet weblapja egy videóval, statisztikai adatokkal és érvekkel panaszolja, hogy a DJ-k 60%-a nem kap fizetséget a munkájáért.
Javasolja, hogy a Dj-k fellépésenként minimum 200 dollárt kapjanak.

A mozgalom világméretű összefogásra és cselekvésre biztat.



The movement

'Pay The DJ' - initiative was created to support DJ's all over the world. DJ's who have put countless hours to achieve the professional level of DJ'ing deserve to get paid for their work. After you have mastered your DJ skills and earned your place in the spotlight – or in the dark DJ booth in the corner of the dance floor – you are entitled to get paid just like any other artist or performer.


Today, over 60% (*) of DJs have to play for free, many DJs get screwed over by shady promoters and venues and are left without a proper paycheck. This is wrong, and we are on a mission to set things right. However, this is not an easy task to accomplish by ourselves, so we encourage you to join the movement by spreading the word forward. With a little re-tweet and a share on Facebook you can help DJs around the world get paid.
Act now.

$200.00 minimum gig fee as the industry standard

We believe the time, money and commitment that DJs put into perfecting their skills and keeping their record collection fresh should be appreciated. We would suggest a minimum of $200.00 gig fee for a DJ gig. The artist spends - on average - 5 hours into preparing the set for the night, then the actual performance and travel time easily adds up to an 8 hour work day, thus rendering an hourly salary of $25.00, before taxes. This is the bare minimum every DJ should ask for a gig.


A kampány videója egy fiatal DJ hajléktalanná válását mutatja, aki nem kapott a klubtól a megélhetéséhez elég pénzt:



A videó, és az egész mozgalom fogadtatása a nemzetközi szakmai fórumokon két szóval jellemezhető: csodálkozás és értetlenség.

Is This “Pay The DJ” Campaign A Good Idea?


Is there a problem with DJs’ pay, or is it just market forces determining the real worth of DJs at the moment? And will a “Pay The DJ” campaign make a blind bit of difference?

Is this just idealistic nonsense? Or, are these guys onto something? With a bit of awareness and spreading of the word, is this a problem that can be solved? Is there an imbalance here that can be sorted out?

Szóval, egyelőre nem tudni, hogy ki áll a kampány mögött, és kinek, milyen érdekét szolgálja.
Jót tesz ez a DJ-k megítélésének, vagy nevetségessé válnak?

Az "alákínáló", olcsón-, vagy ingyen fellépést vállaló "kolléga" mindig problémát jelentett, de szakmán belül nem sikerült megoldást találni ilyen okos gondolatokkal sem:
You may be doing what you love, but if you play for free, your audience’s money is changing hands behind your back, while at the same time you are a major part of what is fuelling the spending at the venue you’re spinning for. 
Eager young DJs who want to become professionals are often tempted to play for free: But, that devalues the profession for all of us. 
One way to get booked, says our writer, is to ask for pay – a very nominal fee – and make arrangements that as attendance increases on the nights you play, you get an increase in your fee.












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