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What's The Price Of A Dj ?

What should I pay for a DJ (in Surrey/Berks) for 3 hours, his equipment, I supply CDs/Files/vinyl ? On a Saturday in January 2013 from 21.00pm to 00.00am. Answers please on a postcard. Thanks Chris

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A DJ who does not bring/play his own material?

What does the DJ bring to it?

Couldn't you hire the equipment and DJ yourself - or get a mate to do it?

Not your usual event I guess?

I would not pay much for this. Maybe try local paper or 'yellow page's.

Cheers

Richard

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A DJ who does not bring/play his own material? What does the DJ bring to it? Couldn't you hire the equipment and DJ yourself - or get a mate to do it?

Not your usual event I guess? I would not pay much for this. Maybe try local paper or 'yellow page's.

Cheers

Richard

The venue requires all sorts of paperwork, guarantees and insurance so a prof it'll have to be :(

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Depends how good they are.

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Must make sure they have excellent DJ patter then

What kind of insurance is needed? Venue would have public and employer's liability I guess. What would a DJ need if you are supplying the material. Who would bring what kind of a claim against them? Maybe floor clearing insurance?

Cheers

Richard

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I've had loads of venues insist that I have public liabilty insurance. Also been asked to provide Pat testing certificate for every electrical item used on occassion also!

Would You have a play order arranged for the DJ??? Just you can't imagine him/her knowing what'll fit into what musically, if they are not into the scene and its sounds?

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if you are playing cds etc record them onto a hard drive , make a playlist for 3 hours of classics from the files and bugger off to the bar

you should be able to add any requests for tunes you have to the playlist by dropping the file onto it

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....His Soul. :wink:

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The venue requires all sorts of paperwork, guarantees and insurance so a prof it'll have to be :(

Watch it Chris, they'll already have Liability insurance unless they are complete nutters; what they are asking you to do is get additional coverage to protect theirs in the event of someone falling over on the talc.

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I've had loads of venues insist that I have public liability insurance. Also been asked to provide Pat testing certificate for every electrical item used on occasion also! Would You have a play order arranged for the DJ??? Just you can't imagine him/her knowing what'll fit into what musically, if they are not into the scene and its sounds?

We'd deffo give him/her a playlist............

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FYI I've had quotes from £150 to £250...................

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Must make sure they have excellent DJ patter then What kind of insurance is needed? Venue would have public and employer's liability I guess. What would a DJ need if you are supplying the material. Who would bring what kind of a claim against them? Maybe floor clearing insurance?

Cheers

Richard

Yes this is what the venue asked for !

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Hi, thanks for posting. Moved to all about the soul as it's a more relevant forum. Audio / video source is for posting audio / video clips / mixes / etc. You'll probably get more answers here too. Thanks.

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FYI I've had quotes from £150 to £250...................

That looks about right- it's what you'd expect to pay for a "Party" DJ.

Tony

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What should I pay for a DJ (in Surrey/Berks) for 3 hours, his equipment, I supply CDs/Files/vinyl ? On a Saturday in January 2013 from 21.00pm to 00.00am. Answers please on a postcard. Thanks Chris

Finishing early :(

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i had to get public liability ins for my wedding reception at the hotels insistance, it was £40 for 24 hours or £60 for 12 months, i got the 12 months cover, if i can find the certificate i'll send it to you and you can show them that

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We pay £120 per night for 4 hour session

They supply the tunes, we supply the kit

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All seems a bit complicated to me, I dj locally birthdays weddings etc. for the ammount of time your looking at i would charge £100. Not all djs are gonna know about northern soul . even if you supply tracks etc. if they have never heard them then they are gonna struggle to craft together a good set for you. Might be better to reconsider your venue and get a dj in that knows what they are doing. :thumbsup:

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Get another venue. I'm staggered anyone would compromise there musical integrity in this way. May I ask is this for a Soul Night or for a wedding or other such function ?.

Best Russ

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FYI I've had quotes from £150 to £250...................

Chris if you ask on here and say you can't afford to pay any DJs, I guarantee you'll get at least 50 volunteers......:lol:

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Chris if you ask on here and say you can't afford to pay any DJs, I guarantee you'll get at least 50 volunteers...... :lol:

all armed with boxes of boots

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All seems a bit complicated to me, I dj locally birthdays weddings etc. for the ammount of time your looking at i would charge £100. Not all djs are gonna know about northern soul . even if you supply tracks etc. if they have never heard them then they are gonna struggle to craft together a good set for you. Might be better to reconsider your venue and get a dj in that knows what they are doing. :thumbsup:

you mean YOU?

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Chris if you ask on here and say you can't afford to pay any DJs, I guarantee you'll get at least 50 volunteers...... :lol:

It,s a wonder your phone ain,t ringing off the hook with offers......and this thread full of comments such as "play box sorted" or "Can,t wait to spin a few" or "Heard good reports about this venue" "l only live 6 hundred miles away,but can,t wait,only 35 more sleeps"......simples ect ect........... :lol: :lol:

Edited by gordon russell

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you mean YOU?

Now you know thats not true terry...its more than 2 miles away from me

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box of chocolates.

Edited by geeselad

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It,s a wonder your phone ain,t ringing off the hook with offers......and this thread full of comments such as "play box sorted" or "Can,t wait to spin a few" or "Heard good reports about this venue" "l only live 6 hundred miles away,but can,t wait,only 35 more sleeps"......simples ect ect........... :lol: :lol:

I knew there was a reason I went x directory. Anyway I'm washing my hair between now and December...:lol: :lol:

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A Chris L wind up..?

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I knew there was a reason I went x directory. Anyway I'm washing my hair between now and December... :lol: :lol:

which one :lol: :lol:

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What should I pay for a DJ Berk for 3 hours, his equipment, I supply CDs/Files/vinyl ? On a Saturday in January 2013 from 21.00pm to 00.00am. Answers please on a postcard. Thanks Chris

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FYI I've had quotes from £150 to £250...................

Chris - I think that's quite cheap - last time I got paid for a full private party, equipment, lights (my tunes) insurance etc I got £350.00 and they thought that a bargain.

Dave

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Watch it Chris, they'll already have Liability insurance unless they are complete nutters; what they are asking you to do is get additional coverage to protect theirs in the event of someone falling over on the talc.

Steve, although the venue will already have Public Liability thye will want the DJ to if they are bringing in thier own equipemnt, so if someone is electrocuted, trips over a speaker cable, speaker falls on their head etc, it is down to the DJ. Alot of insurers will have this sort of thing as a small print exclusion on a venues policy (nice isnt it).

Dave

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Really Dave? Seems to me like a hall is there for public entertainment - unless it's some kind of Quakers meeting house or something - and equipment goes hand in hand with such entertainment. But insurers small print never ceases to amaze me!

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Really Dave? Seems to me like a hall is there for public entertainment - unless it's some kind of Quakers meeting house or something - and equipment goes hand in hand with such entertainment. But insurers small print never ceases to amaze me!

I'm afraid so mate - if you are providing equipment theoretically it is the venues responsibilty to ensure it is safe and installed safely but if they make sure you have insurance, then they have partly covered thier responsibility. Someone trips over your speaker cable - they sue the venue, the venue's insurers come after yours. If you can prove you safely taped down the cables, made sure people were aware of the cable (hazard tape not gaffer), then it may be ruled a simple accident.

Insurers often insert these clauses not only as protection but as a way to reduce premiums to the venue - insurance for a venue will be cheaper if they confirm all people providing outside services have thier own insurance.

It seems mad but logical in this sueing culture we have developed - it's only a matter of time I am sure that DJ's providing equipment will have to issue a Risk Assessment and get it signed off by the venue!

Oh and remember if your equipment isnt PAT tested and someone is electrocuted (even through no fault of your own), your own insurance could be invalid.

It never ends and will only get worse.

Happy Days.

Dave

ps - I'm not in insurance but have to deal with insurers in construction, which is a real minefield lol

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