Vendor Payments

DJs – Rock & Roll Hotel

When will I get paid?

You will be paid within two weeks of your gig date.

How  will I get paid?

You will be paid via Paypal, Venmo, or check. Your payment will be sent to the handle you provided at bearnonsense.com/dj

Why don’t I get paid cash at the end of the night?

Bear Nonsense/Joe Tresh Photography, Inc., is under contract to hire the DJs and promote Friday nights at Rock & Roll Hotel as Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel. We do it this way so that Bear Nonsense can schedule local DJs from our community. DJs are independent contractors of Bear Nonsense.

Bear Nonsense is not a cash business. Bear Nonsense does not receive a cash payout from Rock & Roll Hotel. As such, Bear Nonsense bills Rock & Roll Hotel with an invoice. Rock & Roll Hotel pays Bear Nonsense via check. Sometimes this payment takes weeks.

Bear Nonsense has promised a guaranteed amount to DJs within two weeks, regardless of payment or payout by Rock & Roll Hotel.

How much will I make?

Creative compensation is $150 guaranteed for each 4-hour performance (one DJ). While not anticipated, Rock & Roll Hotel may need to reduce the length of scheduled performances because of local sound ordinance issues. If they reduce a performance length after the performance has started, you will receive full compensation. If they schedule a shorter performance prior to the performance start, the creative compensation will be: $100 for 2 hours, or $125 for 3 hours.

If DJs split the gig, they will need to explain how they want the payment split so Bear Nonsense can pay each person directly.

Why will you send me a 1099-MISC if I make $600 or more?

The IRS requires that businesses file Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, for each person who has received “at least $600 in… Services performed by someone who is not your employee (including parts and materials) .” This is required by law. 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1099msc.pdf

You are required to declare all of your income, regardless of whether you receive a 1099-MISC. The IRS requires Bear Nonsense to send you a 1099-MISC if you make at least $600.

Your complete contact info and tax ID number (social security number) will be required before you can start any gig that will bring you over that $600 threshold.