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6 Things Every Digital DJ Should Know

6 Tips For Longevity As A Digital DJ

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Every young person starting out in a new career has a steep learning curve. You need to learn who you can trust (and who you can’t), who you should suck up to and where to get the tools of the trade to get the job done. Unfortunately if you never run into a kind-hearted soul looking out for you, much of what you learn will be done the hard way—after many mistakes you fear may end your DJ career before it begins.

The key to success as a digital DJ is to minimize the number of lessons you have to learn the hard way. A guy I knew back in my early DJ days quit after someone he thought was a friend bad mouthed him and stole a regular gig right from under him. Honestly it wasn’t a career quitting kind of event, but when you’re so fresh to the industry it feels like you’ll spend the next several decades looking over your shoulder for potential enemies. Trust me when I tell you that is not the case, at least not always.

But there are some things that will make your job as a digital DJ easier, more fun and far less stressful if you know them ahead of time. Continue reading “6 Things Every Digital DJ Should Know” »

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How To Book A Gig in 7 Tips

Use These Tips To Book Your Next DJ Gig

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When you have gone through your DJ courses and you have sufficiently practice your skills, created a few mixes and started building your online presence you need to take the next step: booking a gig. Most new DJs have no idea how to book a gig and they usually end up going about it the wrong way.

Honestly there is no wrong way or right way to get gigs, but there are certain things you can do that will increase your chances of getting a gig while not pissing off the people who will book you for gigs. I had a friend back in the day that would basically harass all the promoters and club owners in the area into giving him a gig. The good news is that it often worked and he would secure a gig. A gig though, not several gigs and certainly never a repeat or ongoing gig.

The key is relationship building, not just bombarding them with demos and emails begging for a chance. This is your career and if you treat it like it is anything but you will find it is a long, slow slog into stability.

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Surprising Sources for New DJ Music

Where To FInd Alternative Sources of DJ Music

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In this age of digital music most of us look to digital sources to grow our music library. We take weekly virtual trips to iTunes, SoundCloud, Beatport and the latest music download source to feed our need for new music. While these websites are a great source for DJs…they are a great source for nearly ALL DJs. Not only are you decreasing your chances of getting music that no one else has, but all these digital sites can turn into a real time suck if you don’t manage your time carefully.

Back when I first started my DJ career the music vessel of choice was the CD. For you youngsters out there a CD is like a DVD…but with music. Spending my days at the local music store going through every single disc in search of the newest releases was a preferred way to pass the time. And often at those tiny little independent music stores like Championship Vinyl gave me great imports and B-sides that other DJs wouldn’t have for weeks. But in the day of digital music files, you don’t have the luxury of first come, first serve at the record store. So what’s a DJ to do?

You have to be a bit creative about how you go about keeping your DJ music collection fresh.

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From The DJ Booth To The Top – 5 Tips For Success

Do You Have What It Takes For DJ Success?

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We all know the odds of being that one percent, whether it’s financially, career wise or even physically. The odds are stacked against us. But does that mean we don’t dream and don’t work hard to make it to the top? Of course not; it means we work harder and hustle more than anyone else to get as close to the top as skill and determination will allow.

Many DJs fail because they think being a successful DJ is all about the skill and it isn’t. If you take a close look at some of the biggest names and highest paid acts in the business you could probably point out a few flaws in the technical or stylistic choices. But the huge crowds they draw don’t seem to mind one bit.

Why?

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Keeping The Crowd Into Your DJ Mix Sets

Are You Putting The Crowd To Sleep?

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One thing all DJs struggle with is keeping the music fresh. Whether you have a residency in a large nightclub or ongoing gigs at some of the same places, you can’t keep playing the same DJ mix sets over and over again. If you do, not only will you lose the edge that makes you a fantastic DJ, but you will start to bore the audience. When the audience turns on you, your cushy gig may be a thing of the past.

So…how do you fix this problem?

The simple answer is keep things fresh. The not so simple part of the equation is how to keep things fresh. It is a tough balancing act that you will have to learn because it will be the difference between you being a full-time paid DJ or a weekend warrior.

Keep reading to find out how to keep the crowd jammin’ to your crazy DJ mix sets.

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6 DJ Courses To Make You A Better DJ

What DJ Courses Do You Need?

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As you struggle to get your DJ legs under you and on solid footing you have probably been wondering if a DJ course is the right path for you. You feel pretty comfortable with your skills on your DJ equipment and your stylistic skills are improving every single day, right? So why should you shell out money you may need to hold you over when gigs are few and far between?

Well for starters you will learn how to DJ to the best of your ability rather than the best self-taught DJ. The truth is that while you may feel more than comfortable with the so-called nuts & bolts of the art of DJing, you still have so much to learn. In fact years later I’m still learning more and more about new tricks and skills I can apply to my own DJ career.

A friend of mine who is a female DJ likened learning how to DJ to being a parent; you can learn the basics before the time comes but most of what you need to know is learned on the job.

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A Quick DJ Guide On Handling Unruly Clubbers

What To Do When Clubbers Wanna Fight

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You’ve set up all of your DJ equipment inside the DJ booth and you’re just counting down the minutes until you’re ready to go live. Not too long after the club opens the place starts getting packed and the clubbers are going NUTS. Everything seems great until all those drinks they’ve been pounding back starts to affect you.

This is a common problem for nearly all DJs, especially if you frequently gig in places where alcohol is king. Drunken party goers tend to get a big unruly, belligerent and downright mean. It is up to you, as the DJ and party starter to figure out the best way to handle these problems.

Unfortunately the only way to know how to respond is to live through it. Trust me as a DJ you will have drinks thrown at you, curse words shouted at you and on occasion the tough guy who wants to start a fight because you’re a crap DJ. It doesn’t happen often, but you don’t want to be caught off-guard when it does happen.

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DJ Tools Every Kit Should Have

A DJ Tool Kit To Overcome Any Gig Emergency!!

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Preparing your DJ equipment is an important part of setting up before each gig. You probably have a mental checklist to make sure all of your equipment—DJ laptops, controllers, mixers and the like—gets into your car before you get to the gig. And if you’ve ever forgotten something or had it disappear on you from your home to the club, you probably re-run that checklist as you unload your DJ software and hardware from your car to the DJ booth.

But what about the DJ tools that don’t immediately spring to mind when it comes to DJ equipment?

Well that is the stuff you’re most likely to not only forget…but inevitably need when the unthinkable happens. As a digital DJ there is a lot can go wrong. Gone are the days when a scratched record can be cast aside or a cassette tape can simply be rewound to the cue point. No, today we have to worry about all kinds of cords and wires that may just decide to stop working. Sure digital has made a DJs life a lot easier, but it also gives us a lot more to worry about.

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The Best DJ Advice To Take To Heart

6 Tips To Further Your DJ Career

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If you haven’t learned yet that DJing is hard work, then you will learn it soon enough. Whether it is the late hours, long gigs, unruly clubbers or shifty club owners there is a lot more to being a DJ than simply spinning tracks and set lists. It is your job as a DJ to figure out how to deal with the bad parts without letting the good parts suffer.

The good news is that the world of DJing is a lot more open than it used to be and comes with many more opportunities than DJs before us had. The bad news is that these opportunities may overwhelm you to the point of giving up. But if you stick it out and learn to navigate the right gigs and play nice with the right people you’ll find that the best DJ advice you’ve received is the simplest.

Take this advice and let it help you become the best DJ you can be.

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What You Need To Know To Promote Your DJ Events

So You Wanna Be A Promoter...

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Whether you appreciate it or not, being a DJ means more than just playing and mixing tracks. For many up and coming DJs it means stepping outside of your bedroom or basement and networking, branding, promoting events and immersing yourself in the industry. If you aren’t hitting the industry from all sides you just might end up being one of those guys wondering why you never got your “big chance”.

Let’s face it; DJs are as varied as people in any other industry and not everyone can be successful in all parts of DJ success. And that is exactly why so many DJs have learned how to promote events for themselves. In fact I know plenty of DJs who have furthered their careers due to the connections they made while promoting events.

So instead of sitting around waiting for your big break, remember these guidelines as you start promoting your own DJ events.

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