- DJ Fresh has been in showbiz for a very long time, but people still don’t want to give him money for gigs
- The radio personality has called all promoters out for doing this, remarking that it doesn’t cover his expenses
- Fresh was praised for finally voicing artists’ concerns
DJ Fresh has criticised promoters who are still trying to pay him with exposure for gigs instead of giving him cash.
Any young artist will do anything they can to get their name out there, so it is very tempting to accept exposure instead of money, however promoters are still trying to do that with DJ Fresh.
The radio host joined in on a social media debate discussing whether or not artists should accept the offer of exposure instead of money, and he strongly stated that promotion is not a form of payment.
After sharing a post from DJ Cleo’s page, Fresh revealed that to this day, he is still offered exposure instead of cash, which to him, is unacceptable.
Briefly.co.za learned that the DJ went on to say that he is constantly working, whether it’s at a gig over the weekend or in the studio during the week, his time is valuable therefore he needs to be reimbursed for it.
TimesLIVE reports that in addition to his previous comments, the radio personality also pointed that even with all the exposure promoters are offering him, he still wouldn’t be able to cover the bills each month.
On a lighter note Fresh added that he is already a household name in Mzansi, so how much more exposure does he need?
The DJ received praise for his comments from fellow artists Simz Ngema, Boity and many more who have all had similar experiences.
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