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(TMZ)   Paris Hilton claims she's one of the highest-paid DJs in the world, which is sort of like being the most expensive house in Detroit   (tmz.com ) divider line
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2013-12-26 08:59:45 PM  
BJs.  She meant BJs.
 
2013-12-26 09:27:46 PM  
That implies she works for a living so...no.
 
2013-12-26 11:00:31 PM  
No, it's not. That's a terrible comparison.
 
2013-12-26 11:05:51 PM  
She's making up to $350K an HOUR to spin.  To some of us--that's real money.
 
2013-12-26 11:09:45 PM  
Look who's attempting reclaim her AW throne after a long absence.
 
2013-12-26 11:10:36 PM  
 
2013-12-26 11:16:37 PM  
To be fair, DJs aren't musicians insomuch as they are aggressive, self-promoting marketers, and if Paris is good at one thing, it's would definitely be that. Same with Pauley D and Tiesto. Kim Kardashian could be one of the highest paid DJs in the world too if she just up and decided to do it someday.


/Talent? What about it? DJing has never been about talent.
 
2013-12-26 11:18:15 PM  

BravadoGT: She's making up to $350K an HOUR to spin.  To some of us--that's real money.


TO ALMOST ALL OF US...
 
2013-12-26 11:25:14 PM  

Ishkur: DJing has never been about talent.


There's a lot of talent in DJing, but you're right that talent doesn't necessarily lead to a lucrative career.

The problem is that it's hard to know what part of what you're hearing is the DJ's talent and what part is pre-recorded on the record/beat machine/etc.

I suppose if you followed the same DJ around for awhile and got to know his records you could figure out how he/she is doing something different with the same records.
 
2013-12-26 11:26:50 PM  

syrynxx: BJs.  She meant BJs.


How many per hour?
 
2013-12-26 11:26:54 PM  

Ishkur: To be fair, DJs aren't musicians insomuch as they are aggressive, self-promoting marketers, and if Paris is good at one thing, it's would definitely be that. Same with Pauley D and Tiesto. Kim Kardashian could be one of the highest paid DJs in the world too if she just up and decided to do it someday.


/Talent? What about it? DJing has never been about talent.


In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is he who commands you! It is he who flung you from the gates of Heaven to the depths of Hell! Be gone, Deadmau5, from this creature of God! Be gone! In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!
 
2013-12-26 11:30:50 PM  
ONCE she got paid that ONCE.
 
2013-12-26 11:32:32 PM  
It's nice to see she's managing to contribute to society in some meaningful way.

There, I typed out that entire sentence without once breaking out into a convulsive howl.
 
2013-12-26 11:37:18 PM  

Prey4reign: There, I typed out that entire sentence without once breaking out into a convulsive howl.


How the hell can we believe you? Unless you provide video I'm gonna have to say that it took you an hour and a half to get through that whole sentence.
 
2013-12-26 11:38:42 PM  

jaylectricity: Prey4reign: There, I typed out that entire sentence without once breaking out into a convulsive howl.

How the hell can we believe you? Unless you provide video I'm gonna have to say that it took you an hour and a half to get through that whole sentence.


Take it on faith.  I am so shaken by what I've done, I don't think I could reproduce that sentence ever again.
 
2013-12-26 11:39:45 PM  
Well, I guess. You did something on the radio, so.....

I produce some radio shows, so in a sense, I'm a producer, just like Steven Spielberg.
That's how it works, right?
 
2013-12-26 11:43:01 PM  

Ishkur: DJing has never been about talent.


Because it's easy to keep people tuned into a show for 3 hours a day. Yep, anyone can do it.
I'm sure YOU can. I mean, after a month of doing it, day in and day out, keeping things fresh every time, you just simply sound like a natural.
 
2013-12-26 11:47:53 PM  
Who knows, maybe she's actually a good DJ. It's not like she doesn't have plenty of free time to practice.  And the money to buy the shiniest DJ toys.
 
2013-12-26 11:49:19 PM  
Bad comparison, subby. If real estate agents could get half as many people into Detroit houses as the number of people who are inside Paris Hilton in a week, the city couldn't build homes fast enough to meet the demand.

But what really makes it a bad comparison is that people enter houses with the intent of sticking around awhile. As befits a hotel heiress, most consider Paris nothing more than an overpriced one-night sleepover.
 
2013-12-26 11:49:55 PM  

Zombie DJ: Well, I guess. You did something on the radio, so.....

I produce some radio shows, so in a sense, I'm a producer, just like Steven Spielberg.
That's how it works, right?


Are you kidding me? You have the word DJ in your name! That's enough for me.
 
2013-12-26 11:54:03 PM  

jaylectricity: The problem is that it's hard to know what part of what you're hearing is the DJ's talent and what part is pre-recorded on the record/beat machine/etc.


Actually, that part's easy, but you gotta know the music and you gotta know the DJ's particular set up (ie: tech 12s or CDJs, mixer ie: Pioneer/Numark/Berhinger, VSTs or virtual tables ala Final Scratch, or even, god forbid, Ableton). And listen carefully. It helps to have been a DJ at some point in your life, or at least mucked around with the equipment n such.

I have full confidence that Paris is not doing anything more amazing or complicated than lining up the beginning and ending four bars of every track in NI Traktor and pushing "sync". But if she's got a residency in Ibiza and clubbers will see her because she's Paris Hilton (and they have no standards of appreciation and most of them are drunk/stoned/high anyway), then yes, it is possible to command a salary that high. But so what. Highest-paid or most popular has never been synonymous with best. Especially in marketing.
 
2013-12-27 12:01:15 AM  

Ishkur: To be fair, DJs aren't musicians insomuch as they are aggressive, self-promoting marketers, and if Paris is good at one thing, it's would definitely be that. Same with Pauley D and Tiesto. Kim Kardashian could be one of the highest paid DJs in the world too if she just up and decided to do it someday.


/Talent? What about it? DJing has never been about talent.


DJ Shadow would disagree with you.  So would I.
 
2013-12-27 12:02:54 AM  

Ishkur: Actually, that part's easy, but you gotta know the music and you gotta know the DJ's particular set up


How is that easy? Ain't nobody got time for dat!
 
2013-12-27 12:03:49 AM  

Zombie DJ: Because it's easy to keep people tuned into a show for 3 hours a day. Yep, anyone can do it.
I'm sure YOU can. I mean, after a month of doing it, day in and day out, keeping things fresh every time, you just simply sound like a natural.


If your name is Paris Hilton or Pauley D or Perry Farrell or Tila Tequila, it doesn't matter what you play. The performance is not why the people came.
 
2013-12-27 12:12:18 AM  

jaylectricity: How is that easy? Ain't nobody got time for dat!


Well, knowing the setup is easy: Just peak over the decks and take a look at it. Most of them will let you do it, especially if you got your camera and they think you're there to take a picture. Keep the flash off, tho, cuz that blinds them.

As for the music, well, yeah. That will take awhile. It's easiest if you just focus on one genre for a few months and acquire an awareness of its particular esthetics, structure, style, progressions, etc... and you will notice which parts are the track and which parts are the DJ's monkeying around. You will be very surprised how little of the second stuff there actually is.

If you want to learn all the genres, well, that might take 20 years or more. I mean, that's how long I've been doing it.
 
2013-12-27 12:12:59 AM  

Kornchex: DJ Shadow would disagree with you. So would I.


I'm sure he would, but playing like DJ Shadow is not why people are coming to see Paris Hilton (and it's not why she's being paid so much).
 
2013-12-27 12:13:01 AM  

wildcardjack: ONCE she got paid that ONCE.


So she's definitely not the stupidest person in the world.
 
2013-12-27 12:14:51 AM  
Well, she's no DJ Solerous...
 
2013-12-27 12:24:24 AM  
Hey Mrs DJ, I thought you said we had a deal
I'd scratch your herpes and you'd scratch my record and
I thought you said we had a deal
 
2013-12-27 12:28:29 AM  

Zombie DJ: Because it's easy to keep people tuned into a show for 3 hours a day. Yep, anyone can do it.


What, you mean like any decent bar band?
 
2013-12-27 12:33:23 AM  

Ishkur: Zombie DJ: Because it's easy to keep people tuned into a show for 3 hours a day. Yep, anyone can do it.
I'm sure YOU can. I mean, after a month of doing it, day in and day out, keeping things fresh every time, you just simply sound like a natural.

If your name is Paris Hilton or Pauley D or Perry Farrell or Tila Tequila, it doesn't matter what you play. The performance is not why the people came.


This.
 
2013-12-27 12:45:23 AM  

BravadoGT: She's making up to $350K an HOUR to spin.  To some of us--that's real money.


...and to some of us, money isn't everything.
I'll take a fraction of that money just to not have to put up with people like her.
 
2013-12-27 12:46:19 AM  
And, like the Devil, Paris Hilton once again tricks the world into thinking that she's worth thinking about, for some reason.
 
2013-12-27 12:49:21 AM  

Ishkur: To be fair, DJs aren't musicians insomuch as they are aggressive, self-promoting marketers, and if Paris is good at one thing, it's would definitely be that. Same with Pauley D and Tiesto. Kim Kardashian could be one of the highest paid DJs in the world too if she just up and decided to do it someday.


/Talent? What about it? DJing has never been about talent.


Maybe in electronic music, but what about hip hop DJ's like Dj QBert and Mix Master Mike, hell what about DJ Kool Herc? Most DJ's aren't musicians, but it is possible for them to be.
 
2013-12-27 12:51:37 AM  

jaylectricity: Zombie DJ: Well, I guess. You did something on the radio, so.....

I produce some radio shows, so in a sense, I'm a producer, just like Steven Spielberg.
That's how it works, right?

Are you kidding me? You have the word DJ in your name! That's enough for me.


Oh no no no.
 A 'producer', is EXACTLY that.
 It is the person that PRODUCES the product.

 When a band (everyone from U2 [Eno], to the Beatles [Epstein], to Def Lepard [Mutt Lang]) places their trust in someone that will manufacture their end product, he (the producer) is really only asking for the 'artists' input, because the ball is in HIS court.

He won't ask you what to do, he will TELL you what to do.

Bands that try to produce themselves, for the most part, (but not all) usually end up with an embarrassing PRODUCT, that is free for your next purchase of Red Bull (with coupon).

Ummm, 3rd grade education rapper dude? Why don't you tell ME what all these knobs do?
Perhaps we can discuss the long term value of dithering.

I have done (in the distant past) what he is doing.
30 years ago, I was manufacturing  'morning zoo' shows.

It takes a whole lot of knowledge, and a whole lot of talent.
People that produce those shows, often spend entire days, and nights thinking "holy crap, what do I do to be better than I did yesterday?
"Can I  top that?"

Don't fault him for his Fark handle.
I have a feeling that you are bitter, because actual self producing radio 'DJs' have now gone the way of the dinosaur.

What part of the word "producer" do you not understand?
 
2013-12-27 12:57:25 AM  

TheJoe03: Maybe in electronic music, but what about hip hop DJ's like Dj QBert and Mix Master Mike, hell what about DJ Kool Herc? Most DJ's aren't musicians, but it is possible for them to be.


My argument isn't that DJs can't be musicians. My argument is about why Paris Hilton can command that kind of salary and scratch DJs don't.

McDonalds is not better than Four Seasons, but the punters all want happy meals.
 
2013-12-27 01:05:45 AM  
TommyymmoT:

...What part of the word "producer" do you not understand?
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-27 01:09:51 AM  
"Whore", not "DJ"
 
2013-12-27 01:10:30 AM  
Way to go subby. Maximize the butthurt.
 
2013-12-27 01:10:53 AM  
Go to Burning Man if you want to see the best DJs in the world performing for free.
 
2013-12-27 01:14:46 AM  
Subby's analogy is bad, and he should feel bad.


CSB:
I used to DJ at clubs in college 25 years ago.
I was happy to gross a couple hundy on a good weekend.

i have no idea what my 'net' was, cuz I had to buy my own records -- two of each -- and had my own decks at home, yada yada.

Then I read this New Yorker article about what DJs of today make.
Ooh fah....
 
2013-12-27 01:19:10 AM  
If a DJ or a producer dies, somebody else will be a DJ or a producer. "What do the knobs mean?" Someone will figure it out.

A DJ or a producer can't necessarily write a song. Or else they wouldn't need bands to produce.

And sometimes they try. With mixed results. Look at Kanye. Saved Jay-Z's career and is an unsung hero for it (despite it being common knowledge and him being an attention whore). Not enough respect is paid to the producers, sound engineers, etc. I get that. But it's not the same thing. They aren't equals.
 
2013-12-27 01:20:28 AM  

Ishkur: My argument isn't that DJs can't be musicians. My argument is about why Paris Hilton can command that kind of salary and scratch DJs don't.

McDonalds is not better than Four Seasons, but the punters all want happy meals.


Ah, for sure.
 
2013-12-27 01:21:36 AM  
This is mass madness, you maniacs......
 
2013-12-27 01:21:39 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: A DJ or a producer can't necessarily write a song. Or else they wouldn't need bands to produce.


Are you aware of hip-hop, house, trance, techno, etc? In those genres they ARE the musician.
 
2013-12-27 01:25:59 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: "Whore", not "DJ"


Dick jockey.
 
2013-12-27 01:27:33 AM  

TheJoe03: thismomentinblackhistory: A DJ or a producer can't necessarily write a song. Or else they wouldn't need bands to produce.

Are you aware of hip-hop, house, trance, techno, etc? In those genres they ARE the musician.


It's collaborative, and I realize this thread is just a silly pissing match. But it's fun to talk about.

Musicians existed for thousands of years before producers. If there were no such thing as recorded music, there would be plenty of working musicians. Not sure about the producers. Maybe as a patron?
 
2013-12-27 01:44:02 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: If a DJ or a producer dies, somebody else will be a DJ or a producer. "What do the knobs mean?" Someone will figure it out.

A DJ or a producer can't necessarily write a song. Or else they wouldn't need bands to produce.

And sometimes they try. With mixed results. Look at Kanye. Saved Jay-Z's career and is an unsung hero for it (despite it being common knowledge and him being an attention whore). Not enough respect is paid to the producers, sound engineers, etc. I get that. But it's not the same thing. They aren't equals.



Yeah, right.

The split second that Kanye can define what ADSR, threshold, release  predelay or what any other audio term means, I'll come over, and personally lick your driveway clean.

Do you really think that Cher (the first known instance of an over used auto tuner in the popular song on "Do You Believe In Love") explained the concept of pitch to voltage to her producer, or engineer?

The producers, and engineers usually don't have publicists.

You are defending somewhat attractive, disposable trained circus monkeys, with the IQ of lint.

What are you going to claim next, Miley Cyrus is the greatest artist of our generation?
 
2013-12-27 01:55:56 AM  

TheJoe03: thismomentinblackhistory: A DJ or a producer can't necessarily write a song. Or else they wouldn't need bands to produce.

Are you aware of hip-hop, house, trance, techno, etc? In those genres they ARE the musician.



Agreed,
 And the rest of the world is following our cues.
Seriously, who invented jazz ,and  the blues, which morphed into ROCK AND ROLL?
Not to mention rap.
I'm pretty sure all of those genres, were created in the united states.

Please though, give credit where it is due.
 
2013-12-27 01:57:28 AM  
Is she going by DJ STD?
 
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