"With the scene blowing up in America, Vegas is so much fun now…It's
the right time to do it. I do everything on my gut feeling, and I felt
like it's gonna be awesome there. I've been to Ibiza for 10 years,
and I love Ibiza, but I always look for something new and a new challenge."
The nightlife has grown in Las Vegas, Nevada and with it, a demand for
EDM DJ and Producer residents. It is no secret that EDM is the rising
staple for nightclubs across the United States with Las Vegas as its EDM
capital. As such, international DJs and Producers are continuously working
hard in the studios to create and produce the music that is hoped to be
performed for the American nightlife.
So, what must an international EDM DJ or Producer do to be able to work
in the United States and obtain these coveted residencies?
An individual DJ or Producer would need to obtain an O-1 Visa and a group
of DJs or Producers would need to obtain a P-1 Visa. O-1 and P-1 Visas
are both nonimmigrant work visas for entertainers. In order to obtain
either of these two visas, the DJ or Producer would need to, at the very
minimum, show three main things:
1. A job offer or proposed work in the United States
2. An agent or employer who will serve as the petitioner
3. Substantial publicity
Keep in mind that the above mentioned list shows the bare minimum requirements
for obtaining an O-1 or P-1 Visa. Each individual case should meet the
bare minimum requirements, but should be handled on a case by case basis.
If you are an international DJ or Producer and you would like to obtain
information that is specific to your case in hopes of obtaining an O-1
or P-1 Visa, please call our office today at (562) 464-6934 and speak
to one of our attorneys.