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Paul Oakenfold DJs For Free

Author: Jonty Adderley
Saturday, June 8, 2002
The world's highest paid DJ Paul Oakenfold cracked America by relentlessly touring and sometimes slashing his fees to zero, he told the Guardian this week.

"I asked about DJing in Anchorage (Alaska) but the only local promoter said he couldn't afford me," said Oakenfold. "He was amazed when I did the gig for just my air fare and hotel, but I went, I played to 250 people and I loved it."

The definitive superstar jock is rumoured to earn up to £100,000 (US$140,000) per gig for major events and festivals, while his cost-cutting approach has seen him sell 500,000 mix CDs Stateside.