$60 Million for a DJ?

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mumpcake
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1117 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:49 pm

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... lo-908587/


Las Vegas Nightclub KAOS Is Closing, One Month After Dropping Marshmello’s $60 Million Deal

The Palms hotel’s high-profile nightclub, which lined up performers like Marshmello and Cardi B, cited “challenging” talent fees as its reason for closure


In the span of six months, Las Vegas nightclub KAOS signed DJ Marshmello to an unprecedented $60 million two-year residency, abruptly dropped the deal, and then, on Tuesday, announced it would be shuttering entirely.
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chk071
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Re: $60 Million for a DJ?

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:00 pm

Have you never seen that list of the best paid DJ's in the world? It's insane how much some of them are earning in year.

Here's a more current list: https://variety.com/2019/music/news/cha ... 203283084/

Actually, i've seen higher figures, i think it must have been about 10 years ago that i've seen such a list. Maybe they don't earn quite that much anymore.

klaatugort
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24 posts since 16 Oct, 2019

Re: $60 Million for a DJ?

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:22 pm

its not fiscally responsible to pay them the known amount, but also isn't fiscally responsible to both express their true earnings and to express their earnings as less than their poorest customer.

VitaminD
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Re: $60 Million for a DJ?

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:01 pm

mumpcake wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:49 pm
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... lo-908587/


Las Vegas Nightclub KAOS Is Closing, One Month After Dropping Marshmello’s $60 Million Deal

The Palms hotel’s high-profile nightclub, which lined up performers like Marshmello and Cardi B, cited “challenging” talent fees as its reason for closure


In the span of six months, Las Vegas nightclub KAOS signed DJ Marshmello to an unprecedented $60 million two-year residency, abruptly dropped the deal, and then, on Tuesday, announced it would be shuttering entirely.
I hadn't even heard of him until now. After looking at youtube, he seems to be an extremely popular poptrap artist that wears a giant marshmallow looking can on his head similar to daft punk and deadmouse. Over 1.5 billion views on one song I saw. I see he is also somehow tied to Fortnite and some other youthy stuff? Astounding there is so much money in the teen to 20s market today.

Guess I'm old.. Daft Punk Homework was new when I was a teenager. Hard to think if I was a teenager now that Marshmello would be my thing.
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foosnark
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4957 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: $60 Million for a DJ?

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:53 am

An autoplay video on that website was talking about assistants in the entertainment industry in LA typically working 60-hour weeks for minimum wage, right next to the quote about Steve Aoki averaging six figures in one night.

Celebrity worship sucks. :-x

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DJ Warmonger
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3463 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

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Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:17 am

The big industry isn't about music, it's all about promotion. If you can promote the biggest star, you will get the profits from biggest festivals.
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vurt
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54953 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: $60 Million for a DJ?

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:22 am

the issue with folks like marshmello...
you pay big bucks to see your "idol".
for all you know, your idol is he eating pizza and one of many stand ins is under the mask!


also, i prefer "poisoned elecktrick head"s mask :)


https://youtu.be/tGJS1QekZds

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foosnark
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4957 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

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Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:42 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:22 am
one of many stand ins is under the mask!
It'd be an awesome scam... hire a couple of unknown DJs for $100,000 a year to fulfill your $60 million contract.

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foosnark
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4957 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

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Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:46 am

Though I guess it's not much different from the times I saw "the" Blue Man Group... on a US tour while also performing in NY and Vegas and Chicago and Orlando and Berlin on the same night... :shrug:

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vurt
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54953 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:50 am

although at the end of each gig, he is unmasked by some kids and a talking dog and it's the janitor :o

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thecontrolcentre
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25224 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

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Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:08 pm

Those pesky kids :hihi:

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mumpcake
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1117 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Re: $60 Million for a DJ?

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:31 pm

vurt wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:22 am
the issue with folks like marshmello...
you pay big bucks to see your "idol".
for all you know, your idol is he eating pizza and one of many stand ins is under the mask!
Yes it could be Dread Pirate Robert's operation. I do wonder if anyone could tell.
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reggie1979
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1883 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: $60 Million for a DJ?

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:16 pm

The "Palms" is an idiotic casino that has been trying to be a big shot since forever. It's not still owned by the "alloofs" ??? Is it?

Butwug
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342 posts since 26 Oct, 2018

Re: $60 Million for a DJ?

Post Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:47 am

Have been to vegas several times and have literally never heard of this hotel lmao. Had to look it up. “Ooohh, it’s on THAT side of the freeway.” I wonder how much the people who run that hotel get paid. Pay me 200k a year, and I’ll give absolutely great advice like “no one gives a shit about anything on the west side of the I15. Pay this headliner less.”

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vurt
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54953 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:57 am

is he available for a last minute booking for a wedding?

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