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me and my friends are thinking about perhaps doing it soon and djing, anyone got any tips and advice?
If it does well, all your mates who didn't want to know before will suddenly all want dj slotsand hassle you all the time. Tell them to fuck off
just say the djing has been arranged.
Constantly wants to give away slots to other people, stand up to them. Sadly in my case it's my best mate so I can't say anything without offending.
my main tips are:
Don't expect to make a profit, at least not at the start.
Promote it like hell. JAGarama. Flyers, posters, uni notice boards, press, websites like this, etc etc.
Don't let venues rip you off, though sadly in London this is nigh on impossible 95% of the time.
If you're having bands / guest DJs, don't expect them to bring the crowd. You're calling yourself a promoter for a reason.
Imagine that, I'm getting paid for shoddily putting on CDs. All those months of money down the drain to fruition!
its real hard work, good when it works, be watchful of venue managers..mostly wankers who just want the money, promote like a crazy person, do your own djing!