A local DJ will be forced to play more gigs for good exposure after his landlord informed him that his rent will increase by one hundred and fifty good exposures next month.
Robert Trent, a.k.a. Rob T’rent, admitted that he may even be forced to take up a “real job” if he fails to earn enough good exposures to cover his bills.
“It’s funny, I’m earning tons and tons of good exposure, but it just never seems to be enough,” said a concerned Trent. “All of these promoters are very generous with the amount of good exposure they pay and, don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate it but sometimes it would be nice to be paid in actual cash for a change.”
“I’m lucky enough to be in the position where my landlord actually accepts good exposures as rent payments, I just have to miraculously pull them out of my arse in the form of cash for him first,” revealed the DJ. “But not all DJs are as lucky as me, some of them have to pay actual rent and bills and feed themselves and, a lot of the time, you can’t do those things with good exposure.”
“I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to afford my rent once the landlord whacks the extra good exposures on,” he said glumly. “There are only so many good exposures a DJ can make before they’re totally exposed and I think I’m just about at that point so I’ll either need to be getting paid or else moving on, the good exposures I’m earning at the moment just won’t cut it much longer.”
One local club promoter claims that DJs should be happy to be paid in good exposure and believes that it is a privilege for local talent to play at his events.
“Those fucking DJs have some cheek looking for money. What’s the matter, good exposure not good enough for them?” he said angrily. “Sometimes, I only get two or three hundred people through the door for my parties. It’s only a tenner in so I’m not even making that much money, I can’t afford to be paying people to play some bloody tunes.”
“It’s not like they’re just getting the good exposure either, they get three mates on the guest list and five drink tokens. I’m not running a poxy charity.”
Reports suggest that DJs all over the world are set to unionise in an attempt to force promoters to pay at least fifty percent of their fees in cash from now on, more on this as we get it.