I think you were professional about it and did the right thing, OP.
They arent promoters if they require you to promote!!! What are they getting paid to do if you are doing their work?
Most "promoters" are drug dealers who are hood rich and want to "make more money" "promoting" and ultimately lose a shit load of money and do it exactly twice. There is ONE promoter in my town that does good and he has his own radio show and his own nights at clubs and is basically very professional about things and it shows. The other 200 have failed miserably because they want everyone else to do their job.
Dont promote yourself if someone else is making money off of promoting the night.
If you don't care about the club, the club doesn't care about you. If you insist on putting a wall between you and the club staff, they'll find someone else who actually wants the night to succeed.
If it were me? He lost me @ "name wrong on the flier"
So showing up an hour before a set, playing, and leaving an hour afterward is being a s#*tbag? Wow.
I'm pretty sure you just described the primary responsibilities of a DJ. Show up, play an awesome set, get paid, go home. That's what a Dj is supposed to do. Otherwise, you're a promoter who's good on the decks. Hell, why even have a promoter if it's the DJ's job to promote too? What good is a promoter that's asking other people to do his job for him?
Hey...To End It All...
I Say Take The Money...
Invite The people....
But Then Include That You get A Percentage Of The Bar Sales Also...lol
Promoting as a dj has been around a long time, probably since 1994. But bringing in a guaranteed amount of people is bogus. Also a $100?
Forget it. Remember!!!! If the pay for any DJ work is less than it will cost you to buy an ADJ Revo 4, let someone else take the gig. and NOT a Reconditioned one either
Last edited by fatcatdj; 11-05-2012 at 09:26 PM.