Ca$h for a DJ crash: A price guide to EDM party acts

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Ca$h for a DJ crash: A price guide to EDM party acts

(Full disclaimer: Obvs there’s Stoney Suspicion here – some of the asking prices seem a touch outdated and it’s common knowledge that you could knock off a coupla K’s if you go straight to the management – but it’s interesting reading none the less!)

OMG guys, I’m turning 21 next week. After divvying up the budget for my blow-out party ($70 on kegs, $50 on fairy bread, $100 undecided) I looked into my entertainment for the evening. Putting DJ Dad on the ‘maybe’ pile – I came across this little doosie on the internet and looked deep, deep into my bank account.

The list, released by booking agency Degy Entertainment (via priceonomics) is your comprehensive price guide to booking ‘talent’ for that special occasion. From big room acts to rock your little room to bargain basement beatmakers – the list had some good deals and some serious rip offs.

So if you’re looking for an electronic act to spice up anything from your baptism to your burial, let me break the list down for you. All prices in USD$.

  • You can get Avicii for your anniversary from a casual $150-$200k – and yes, you will look like a foolio. Maybe you can get him as an add-on to Coldplay ($750k) and they can rock out da (literal) house with their average new tunez.
  • Old mate Deadmau5 will cost you a chipper $200-250k – although from insider reports there are no promises that he’ll greet you in person or take of his mousekateer hat.
  • Calvin Harris will put you back a cheeky $150-$200k – incidentally the same price as Susan Boyle (but she’s a national hero, dammit!).
  • Girl Talk will mash up your party for a cool $35-40k.
  • For those on a budget you can nab La Roux, DJ Shadow, Miike Snow and Feed Me for under $30k. Noice one.

Take a squiz at the list below. What do you think? Crazy prices? Bargain prices? Total internet bullshit? Let us know what you be thinkin’.







[via Consequence of Sound]


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