Getting Paid to Party

"Crowdcasting" in Hollywood

In 2015, I stumbled across SURKUS, a downloadable app that promises to connect young, tech-savvy "influencers" with bars, clubs and restaurants willing to pay them to attend their events. The terms of their employment: show up, look good, have a good time.

Can you really get paid to party? I decided to find out. 

This story aired on KPCC's program Off-Ramp in 2015.