Gettin' paid to play records at the bar
I have a weekly DJ night at a bar in New London, CT. There's no cover to get in, so I get paid a percentage of the bar $$$. The advantage to this setup is that I end up being paid more on busier nights. The disadvantage is that they don't deal with the $$$ until the next day (or sometimes later) and, depending on who's workin' the calculations, they sometimes forget to pull out my pay. I'll always get it eventually but it means popping in a couple of times to remind people.I'm just curious how other people get paid for regular DJ nights. Do you just agree on a set amount, or does it vary with the success of the evening? Do you get paid that night, or do you have to chase after it?I'm considering demanding a set amount at the end of the night to eliminate the BS (even though I may lose out on busier nights).