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Festus
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


I could see maybe some of the bartenders working the peak, primo hours. But every bartender isn't working every busy night. Seems like some would be making less. And every club like that has a bunch of low end workers too that do menial jobs as well. Dishwashers? Kitchen workers maybe? Busboys? Every one of them making $100K? Hard to believe, but I have no firsthand knowledge, which is why I'm asking.

And I don't want to get called out publicly and have to admit defeat.






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Jarlaxle
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


TommorowWorld

LINK


We will be there the Friday before the LSU vs puppy dog game. Long weekend!



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first time in the USA!







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Tiger n Miami AU83
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


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I could see maybe some of the bartenders working the peak, primo hours. But every bartender isn't working every busy night. Seems like some would be making less. And every club like that has a bunch of low end workers too that do menial jobs as well. Dishwashers? Kitchen workers maybe? Busboys? Every one of them making $100K? Hard to believe, but I have no firsthand knowledge, which is why I'm asking.

And I don't want to get called out publicly and have to admit defeat.


No, not at all. I would say the "hosts" make bank though. When I was in Vegas a few months ago, I hit all the hot spots on their big night Wed-Sat. Tryst, Surrender, Tao, etc. I had a "VIP host" who got me in to each place each time. Met me at the door and walked me in, cutting the line. Gave him $50 each time which was well worth it considering cover was $50-$100 at each of those places each night and including standing in a long line. Do that for 20-25 people per night for 4 nights per week and you do the math...






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LouisianaLady
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


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But every bartender isn't working every busy night.


I mean, it usually evens out. They don't put one bartender on the shitty nights. Everyone works 1-2 shitty shifts a week and everyone gets 1-2 good shifts a week.. at least that's how it is in most bars and restaurants.

Also, a slow night in Vegas is probably not a slow night here. People on vacation don't know/care what day it is. They wanna party.

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Every one of them making $100K?


I don't believe that. There are too many bottom-barrel people. In bars here, the barbacks and bartenders wash dishes but in Vegas, I'm sure it's someone who only does that. And doesn't make bank







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Walking the Earth
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


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About like plant operators make 100k


Oh, so the 46 million includes all of the DJ's overtime shifts. That makes a little more sense.







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NYCAuburn
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


A good friend of mine manages clubs out there for a management company that owns most of the major clubs and pool parties. People make bank per night, but the problem is you don't work that many nights. There is a lot of rotation. For example a girl bottle server which only takes the order, brings the bottle and brings the bill, clears about 1k a night after all said and done. Bartenders make more as do door guys.

As for the clubs, they bank. They have one private club under a large club, that only around 300 people in the world have access to. And the spent millions on it.






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Festus
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


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I don't believe that. There are too many bottom-barrel people. In bars here, the barbacks and bartenders wash dishes but in Vegas, I'm sure it's someone who only does that. And doesn't make bank

Yeah, that's my point too. He stated early in the thread that not one person in those bars makes less than $100K, and it jumped out at me.




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Festus
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


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No, not at all. I would say the "hosts" make bank though. When I was in Vegas a few months ago, I hit all the hot spots on their big night Wed-Sat. Tryst, Surrender, Tao, etc. I had a "VIP host" who got me in to each place each time. Met me at the door and walked me in, cutting the line. Gave him $50 each time which was well worth it considering cover was $50-$100 at each of those places each night and including standing in a long line. Do that for 20-25 people per night for 4 nights per week and you do the math...

Now this I can see easily.






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Triggerr
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


That's if you don't get bottle service, we went to the club at Atlantis in Bahamas I bought a $1,200 bottle of goose and champagne was $2,400. Let's just say they don't last long and you don't get out buying just one bottle, not if you want hot arse to be entertained





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gasmonkey
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


dj jazzy jeff still in vegas?





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notiger1997
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I LOL and point at them every year during tailgating at LSU.


You really are a dumbass aren't you?
You jump into a thread about the best DJ's in the world to throw in your .02 about college kids playing tunes at a tailgate party.
Meh, I guess that is about right for you.






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disco tiger
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


The big guys could play every day of the year somewhere around the world. A lot of the younger guys will try to play in two different cities in one day if they can. Just say they play 287 gigs a year.

Clubs(Non Vegas)
250 @ 40k to 100k+ per gig (A Markets Pay More)

Festivals
25 @ 150k-500k+ per festival (International Markets Have Sponsorship Dollars)

Vegas Club
12 @ 500k-1M+

Over 90 percent of these guys income(besides Calvin and Guetta) comes from DJing. I think Forbes underestimated on some of them. Wait until you see next years amounts.








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CtotheVrzrbck
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


I just read an article yesterday about the top 100 grossing nightclubs in the country. 7 of the top 10 are in Vegas and the top 5 are all making $50-70MM annually.

The top 10 are all above $30MM per.


It's ridiculous what people will burn in those clubs, but when you're selling enough pills to triple what you spend in there it's a wise business move.






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TheCaterpillar
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


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I'm confused reading this. Caterpillar seems to be saying that this DJ made 46 million strictly from DJ'ing. Others say no, not true, it's combined from everything including producing, etc.

Are there any DJ's making $46M, or close, strictly from DJ'ing, nothing else?


No I wasn't trying to.

I assume its from everything. I was trying to say the other employees make ridiculous money.






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TheCaterpillar
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


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Weird to think, every single person in that club employed makes $100K. Part time college kid busing tables?

$100K




Its supposed to be impossible to get those jobs in the hot clubs. No part-time college kid baristas


And of course the main employees like bartenders, waitresses, hostess', and doormen.



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Weebie
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


“The Hakkasan venture is bankrolled and backed by a mega-wealthy Middle East billionaire. He was a regular high roller at another luxurious Las Vegas nightspot but became disgruntled when he was turned down for a specific table that he wanted one night. He said he was disrespected; he said he’d open his own place to teach them a lesson.

“So he backed the project and told Angel Management that it didn’t matter how much it took to make the Hakkasan project in Las Vegas the best in the world. He said it was an unlimited budget. He wanted to ensure that his previous nightclub hangout knew they’d done the wrong thing by him.

“He’s going to ensure whatever it costs that they learn a lesson. He will have the best club in the world, and nobody will ever match it. He wants the world’s top, best DJs, and he’s got them in contracts to ensure nobody else can have them.

“All because they wouldn’t give him the table he wanted. Incredible! Only in Vegas! We are the Nightlife Capital of the World, and now he’ll have the biggest and best of the lot.”

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RandySavage
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


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When people say anyone can be a successful DJ like that, I usually say that is the same thing as saying anyone can be a top pro golfer.


Except one takes incredible skill and one is something anyone with a computer can do.






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Jones
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


Yea not really.








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Sevendust912
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


I'm far from cheap, but spending $100 on a cover charge and wait in line for 2 hours? frick that. I'll take a dive or sports bar any day of week





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Jones
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re: Vegas DJs make an insane amount of money..highest paid DJ earned $46m last year


Well if you don't like the music, yea don't go.

Problem solved






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