If you're looking for a little light, depressing reading this fine internet afternoon, SmartBeijing's sister site SmartShanghai has an interesting in-depth account of the club promoter's life in that city.
"Promoting is status. A minute ago you were just some student or intern, but then you got this crazy job and now, when the night falls, you magically become… a PROMOTER. You know all the managers at the clubs. Entire sofa tables are opened for you. Bottles appear out of thin air with the wave of your hand. You make the party happen."