The $250,000 Song Request


Wealthy man orders bottle service & a single song request for $250,000 at a Las Vegas club

Some of the world’s richest and most prominent celebrities are common guests at Las Vegas’s hottest nightclubs. Signs of excessive wealth and bar tabs that far exceed our annual income are nothing out of the ordinary. But the story you’re about to hear, reaches a level that will be sure to blow your mind. Recently, at a nightclub in Las Vegas, one wealthy man committed to ordering a $250,000 bottle of champagne so long as the DJ performing played a single track that he had requested. Ed Shapiro is the source of this information. Shapiro is the most active transactional lawyer for superstar DJs on the strip. He is responsible for the signing of $30 million in contracts for EDM artists in Vegas this year.

Shapiro, who represents artists such as Kaskade and Above and Beyond, refused to share the name of the club. the person who made the request, or the DJ performing. Several rumors are floating around that Marquee nightclub was the site of the transaction, but that has yet to be confirmed. Shapiro did however, share some details of the story. After a request made by the unnamed celebrity, a club representative approached the DJ performing and said, “I would never ask you this, but we have a gentleman who has got a table with a fairly large entourage with him. If you spin this one song … he will buy a $250,000 bottle of champagne.” The DJ was handed a USB drive with the song on it. He knew he wasn’t going to get a cut of the profits, but he figured that it would be in the best interest of future contract negotiations if he were to find a way to fit it in his set. He did exactly that, and the club got their $250,000.

This was just the beginning of the purchases for the wealthy guest. Shapiro mentioned that the subject of the story, “bought something like another 30 bottles for the whole place.”

So, any guesses as to what the quarter million dollar song was?

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal