Originally Posted by Sampler Man
Also a recorded minute of scratching is equal to at least 2 hours of work after setting up the track and sifting through records for the right sounds, editing ect...
Also you have to thinka about this as well....
I spent a year of my life illegally working as minor, when I was 15, to get the $1500 I needed for tables / needles. I then proceeded to spend every weekend, possible and 3 summers developing my ability. Did house parties for $50 @ 16. Many needles and thousands of dollars of records later... I was considered a legitimate option for whenever a DJ was needed.
I cant remember one person asking me to do it for free. They may have, but I honestly can't remember one instance. I had one guy offer to cop me a pair of Jordans for some work, but nothing free, that I can remember. (I didnt end up taking the Jordans compensated job by the way lol) I have done some things for free in my day, but I dont think anyone was expecting it. Anyone who has any respect for your craft will offer you something.