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    I understand why the majority of togs leave after...

    I understand why the majority of togs leave after the first dance, but for me, it feels like the story of the wedding is incomplete.

    The evening entertainment makes up around 1/3rd of the day. ...
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    I'd be sitting on it until such point that you're...

    I'd be sitting on it until such point that you're no longer working, and can therefore draw it with less tax implications. But as I say, time to talk to an accountant.
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    Do you have an accountant yourself? Costs...

    Do you have an accountant yourself?

    Costs that you'd incur anyway therefore aren't business expenses. Mileage should only apply to purely business travel.

    And the allowance for a home office...
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    Time to chat to an accountant and a wealth...

    Time to chat to an accountant and a wealth managment advisor.

    I'd be operating your DJ business as a Limited Company.

    19% corporation tax - and nothing stopping you leaving that profit in the...
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    Most photographers near me seem to go out around...

    Most photographers near me seem to go out around the 1,500 mark (these are good photographers at nice venues). Speaking to the photographer on Saturday, and there's a few going out for 4k a...
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    The biggest issue is bringing it up to date. ...

    The biggest issue is bringing it up to date.

    It's been lacking updates for many, many years now.

    A shame, as it's an incredible resource - and I'm not sure of another like it.
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    Here you go...

    Here you go...
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    In brackets, after each one, you've put (Won 7%...

    In brackets, after each one, you've put (Won 7% of overall bookings)

    Overall bookings should make 100%.

    Your conversion rate of 15% is irrelevant at this point.

    It's important, because...
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    So that's 15.4% of bookings - where did the other...

    So that's 15.4% of bookings - where did the other 84.6% come from?
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    This is a tough one. For something set in the...

    This is a tough one.

    For something set in the late 19th century/early 20th century, I can't really see there's any musical connection that's of any use.

    Have you been booked specifically to...
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    Sticky: Yesterday was probably the most 'planned' wedding...

    Yesterday was probably the most 'planned' wedding I've been part of. Lots of intricacies that I had to execute - and every song for the day handpicked by the bride and groom. Being an all day...
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    I came back in to this game in 2015. I had a...

    I came back in to this game in 2015.

    I had a disco in the late 90s, which I had sold, so was starting with nothing (other than music).

    I went to a local DJ shop and the information they gave me...
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    I don't even own mine any more!

    I don't even own mine any more!
  14. Thread: NEW OWNER

    by rth_discos
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    Excellent news, I'm really pleased to hear the...

    Excellent news, I'm really pleased to hear the site is continuing.

    A very valuable resource, without the noise you get in 'other places'.

    Thank you Marc, for stepping up :cheers:
  15. Talking of explicit music, if you've got George...

    Talking of explicit music, if you've got George Michael's Fast Love, I'm 99% sure your version has swearing in it...
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    I've been lucky to never be asked by a band to...

    I've been lucky to never be asked by a band to share my pa - they've always brought their own.

    But I won't share mine. What happens if they were to blow one of my speakers? With a live band setup,...
  17. Gary Glitter. Even if requested by the client,...

    Gary Glitter.

    Even if requested by the client, I can't see how I would still play it.
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    Sticky: I have one of these:...

    I have one of these: https://www.gear4music.com/Keyboards-and-Pianos/Deluxe-Keyboard-Stand-by-Gear4music/1OF9

    Some black lycra over the top for a table, and it holds a small 2u flightcase...
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    Sticky: Another 'hero to zero' for me. It seems this...

    Another 'hero to zero' for me.

    It seems this is becomingly (sadly) increasingly common.

    A great day - I was providing my 'all day' service. The air conditioned room where the ceremony and...
  20. Thread: PROM

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    Forget the money - it's always those moments that...

    Forget the money - it's always those moments that make this job worth doing!

    That 'feeling' you get when everything comes together, just cannot be matched!
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    Any training that says 'this is how you must do...

    Any training that says 'this is how you must do it' it wrong.

    I've kept away from Marbecca - the concept never really appealed to me.

    But my investmet in training has paid dividends.

    The...
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    You can't go wrong with Sennheiser. Personally...

    You can't go wrong with Sennheiser.

    Personally I've always preferred a wired mic for use behind the booth.
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    I tested this out at BPM and was blown away by...

    I tested this out at BPM and was blown away by the sound quality for DJ use.

    http://www.instruments4music.co.uk/vocal_microphones/jts_sx7s_dynamic_microphone/27489_p.html
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    Can you clarify how you're holding it? How close...

    Can you clarify how you're holding it? How close to your mouth is the microphone you use?
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    How are you setting the level for the mic? Try...

    How are you setting the level for the mic?

    Try turning the gain down until this stops happening


    You'll need to hold the mic very close to your mouth to get volume.

    If you're holding the...
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