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Just been contacted by a previous client asking if I could do a gig on new years eve. From about 8pm till 1230am (I can see it going on longer), at a cricket club.

 

How much would you usually charge for such a gig? Would you charge more because its on New Years Eve?

 

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It really depends on whether you could get more work from this client.

 

I have been offered silly money to do NYEs before (for this area) £500-£700....

 

I turn them all down and do one for one of my residencies... I charge them £325, BUT it's 5 mins from my house (so if it snows I CAN get my equipment there on a sledge if worst case), my friends can attend (they just have to pay in) and it's always over by 1am and then back to the house...

 

Usually, people booking me through this venue get charged £180, so its more than the usual fee, but not a great deal and the price hasn't risen in 4 years.....

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The average price for a disco in my area (not just mine but all DJs) is between £250 and £400..

 

Djs localy are charging £500 to £1000 for new years eve...

 

It all depends on the venue and the type of event but as a rule double what you normaly get for a disco...

 

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For the past 6 years Ive done mobiles which have been around the 400-500 mark for 10pm-2am (4hrs)

 

This year I'm doing a venue which provides me with work 3 nights a week all year round. I'm taking the "remember who pays you 52 weeks a year" stance and not charging as much as I usually would for NYE; but slightly more than the residency normally pays me, as it's more hours.

 

I'm happy, venue is happy so thats what I'll do. Its 3 minute drive from my apartment too and all kit is install.

 

What does everyone else think of this? Would you take the same approach as I have?

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What does everyone else think of this? Would you take the same approach as I have?

 

I have done almost the same thing.

Im charging my Pub Res £250 for NYE, which is double normal price.

 

I have turned down 4 NYE jobs already because I was commited to my res, so I could be out earning considerably more than £250......but its not allways about the money.

The Pub have looked after me for the last year, and give me work all year round so they deserve some thanks for that.

If I had said no to my res for NYE coz I wanted to earn more elsewhere, then my res could have turned round and said we will find another DJ for next year....and that would cost me lots more in the long term.

 

 

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i am doing the restaurant i normally do the tribute nights at. £350.00 and i am working with an artist as usual. so i will do about 3 hours work all told as artist usually does 2 spots but he will be doing 3 this nye. i get my drinks too and its 1/2 mile from home.

the last hour or so i will imbibing with the guys and punters as i know them pretty well by now and intend to use the playlist feature on the laptop and a radio mic to ensure i have a party too for a change.

 

me @ bar, radio mic in one hand , beer in other lovely ladies on either arm. way too cool.

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For the past 6 years Ive done mobiles which have been around the 400-500 mark for 10pm-2am (4hrs)

 

This year I'm doing a venue which provides me with work 3 nights a week all year round. I'm taking the "remember who pays you 52 weeks a year" stance and not charging as much as I usually would for NYE; but slightly more than the residency normally pays me, as it's more hours.

 

I'm happy, venue is happy so thats what I'll do. Its 3 minute drive from my apartment too and all kit is install.

 

What does everyone else think of this? Would you take the same approach as I have?

I think that's very good of you.

 

The venue I work on NYE can't justify my rate for their run of the mill stuff, but they are very happy to pay my rate for one of the most important dates in their diary. This date gets them a lot of work thoughout the year, so they push the boat out. If I was there often during the year, I would give them a workable discount.

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as a footnote to this i just took a late booking yesterday as i wasent working, for a party in a smallish marquee in someones back garden 8-1.30 i quoted him £750 and they took it, so i think its a case of just dip your toe in and see what the customers reaction is

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I am doing the usual NYE stint for a local caravan club in a school in Berkhampsted.

 

I only charge them £400 which is less than normal.......but ...I love the gig, no drunks just very friendly people wanting a good time. So I enjoy it as as well. The second rig is a Black tie event at a golf club near St. Albans.

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Ive had a phone call today - someone wanting to book me for a houseparty - I dont even advertise anymore - ive turned it down anyway - but i would of thought people would of booked well in advance - if i was still in business i would of been booked at the start of the year.

 

 

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I have not got a gig yet but i am looking for around £200 but depends on venue and location tho

Simon

 

 

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