Learning how to dj can be very confusing. Dj Lessons can be very expensive & theres a ton of bad DJ advice out there telling you to teach yourself. This is why so many new DJs get stuck dj mixing in their bedroom and end up giving up before they discover how to be a DJ.

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5 Reasons Every Digital DJ Needs An Artist

Why You Need An Artist At Your Side

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As a professional DJ there are many different people you will need in your arsenal. In the early days of your career as a digital DJ you won’t have those staples that are now commonplace in the DJ world—managers, agents and publicists. But there will also be a stable of people you come to rely upon to help you get your career up and running. The problem for most new DJs is that they either don’t know they need these people or they can’t seem to find them.

You will need to have a roster of people in the DJ world including promoters and venue owners, but you will also need a few people closer to home. I’m talking about artists. Whether they use spray paint, acrylics or clicks of the mouse you will need at least one artist who can help you be the digital DJ you want to be.

Why? Keep reading for the answer. Continue reading “5 Reasons Every Digital DJ Needs An Artist” »

 5 Reasons Every Digital DJ Needs An Artist

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DJ Lessons Part II – The Collaboration

When Is Your Next Collaboration Droppin'?

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For the most part we think of DJing as a solitary exercise. We sit alone inside our home studio poring over new tracks and trying to come up with the latest banger to knock the socks off those we need to impress. When we connect with fans it is usually from the comfort of home. Alone. Even the act of going out and securing gigs is typically done solo. But there is one special time when you get the camaraderie of being part of a team of artists and create something with another musician.

I am talking about the collaboration.

As a new DJ you will have to get over the idea that all other DJs are your competition. They are, so what? Some of my best friends are DJs and you’ll just have to learn to set aside any real or perceived competition if you want to work together. Doing a DJ collaboration can lead to bigger and better things for your DJ career so find a few DJs you can work with and…get to it! Continue reading “DJ Lessons Part II – The Collaboration” »

 DJ Lessons Part II – The Collaboration

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4 DJ Gig Mistakes To Avoid

Do You Often Make These DJ Mistakes?

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It doesn’t matter how long you have been a DJ: mistakes will be made. Most of the time they are unavoidable but there are times when you forget hard-earned lessons or you second guess yourself. We often worry about seemingly small mistakes like forgetting a backup USB or bringing the old headphones and while these can impact your gig, it is the bigger lessons that can shake your confidence as a DJ.

You can’t expect to never make a mistake because DJs are artists and humans—two species prone to mistakes. What you can do is keep a few hard and fast rules that you abide by and trust your instincts. You won’t always be right but your instincts will hardly steer you wrong.

Avoid these mistakes at your DJ gig and every gig thereafter. Continue reading “4 DJ Gig Mistakes To Avoid” »

 4 DJ Gig Mistakes To Avoid

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A DJ Social Media Strategy That Works For You

Is your social media strategy working?

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It doesn’t matter how long you have been DJing, the fact is that learning how to become a savvy social media expert is a big task. But as a newer DJ you won’t have access to the paid professionals who can work practically around the clock to help you network, publicize and interact with current and prospective fans. So you will have to come up with your own DJ social media strategy and that in itself is another job.

I know you’re thinking I can just post mundane things about breakfast or hanging with other DJs, right? Wrong! This is why you need not just a strategy but a strategy tailored for DJs. What a garage band needs to do to reach out to fans is different than what you need and it’s crucial that you do it right the first time.

Creating a social media strategy that works for DJs is easier than you think…as long as you’re willing to do the work. Continue reading “A DJ Social Media Strategy That Works For You” »

 A DJ Social Media Strategy That Works For You

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DJ Lessons Part I: The Music

Are Your Music Skills Where They Should Be?

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There are many different things you will need to learn as a DJ. Personally I like to break down DJing into three distinct categories: the art, the science and the business. You will need to learn the different aspects of the business if you want any kind of success. Of course it would be awesome if you could afford to take DJ lessons from a professional or a former pro DJ but most of us can’t. It would also be great if you had a team of publicists, managers and accountants to take care of the business side of being a DJ. But, alas, that is a dream for the future.

Today you must learn every aspect of the business yourself. Not only will this make you a better DJ today but it will ensure you don’t get taken advantage of when you finally have the gigs and money to pay the pros to take over.

But today it’s about the music. You may not be able to afford actual lessons from a DJ but these are the DJ lessons you need to make the music. Continue reading “DJ Lessons Part I: The Music” »

 DJ Lessons Part I: The Music

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How To Get Your DJ Mixtape Heard

Is Your Mixtape Helping Your DJ Career?

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When it comes to putting together a good mix you may have noticed that it’s pretty hit and miss. Some DJs have fans eagerly waiting for the day a new mix drops while others toil away on their DJ equipment and never get so much as a “have you heard”. Why?

Honestly there is rarely just one reason that one DJ becomes the King of Mixtapes and the other doesn’t. There are several important factors you must consider beyond the actual quality of your mixing skills, if you want people to listen to your mix and love it. When it comes to booking DJ gigs you might find that a good DJ mixtape can do as much for you as a much-touted live performance. Continue reading “How To Get Your DJ Mixtape Heard” »

 How To Get Your DJ Mixtape Heard

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How To Get DJ Gigs – Touring

Are you ready to open for big musical acts?

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If you are a musician of any kind these days you know that making money means performing which means you need to be on the road. A lot. Whether you are the Foo Fighters, David Guetta or even Taylor Swift your big paychecks aren’t coming from album sales, especially in the world of the $0.99 single. While the big names are still selling big, without live performances they wouldn’t be half as successful as they are.

So what does this means for DJs?

Honestly it means the same thing. Sure you boost your income, name recognition and notoriety by dropping an album or three, but you also need to be out there…performing. Since your job requires you to perform all the time, you’re probably wondering what’s so different for you now, right? Well the major difference is that touring is now a legitimate and sometimes ongoing gig for DJs.

Getting these exclusive gigs is something you’ll definitely want to do…today! Continue reading “How To Get DJ Gigs – Touring” »

 How To Get DJ Gigs – Touring

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DJ Controller Review: Novation Launch Control XL

Can the Control Launch XL help you lighten your load?

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Have you been looking for a way to downsize your load when going from gig to gig? Well with the Launch Control XL you can grab your Launchpad-S and toss it in a bag along with a few cords and backup USBs and you’re ready to go!

One of the problems with many of these teeny tiny digital controllers is that you often have to sacrifice—a lot—in the same of mobility and convenience. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get the same tactile sensations without the bulk? You might find this version of Novation Launch is just what you’ve been looking for to keep your pack light as you travel from one gig to the next. Continue reading “DJ Controller Review: Novation Launch Control XL” »

 DJ Controller Review: Novation Launch Control XL

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How To Be The DJ You Want To Be

Are You Living Your DJ Dream?

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There are plenty of reasons you want to be a DJ: you love music, you are a performer at heart or DJing simply speaks to you as an artist. It doesn’t really matter why as long as you know why and work hard to be top notch DJ. But loving to DJ and actually experiencing success as a DJ are two separate things and there are plenty of DJs who love to DJ but book very few gigs doing what they love.

You don’t want that. You want to be able to pay the bills by doing what you love, right? Well in order to do that you need to come to the DJ field armed with all the proper tools that will make you a big success. Continue reading “How To Be The DJ You Want To Be” »

 How To Be The DJ You Want To Be

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Pros & Cons: Beatmatching For New DJs

Beatmatching: You vs. The Machine

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Learning new skills as an inexperienced DJ can be difficult. Unfortunately it isn’t just the technical aspect of learning that can leave you feeling overwhelmed; it is also the multitude of opinions on the best way to achieve it. You will have some DJs or music fans who are complete luddites and refuse to acknowledge any skill aided by technology as legitimate. But the fact is that all this great new technology is awesome and it allows you to focus on ways to progress your career and become a better musician.

No topic is more controversial than beatmatching and you will have to decide what aspect of DJing is more important to you: learning the skills or the end result. I’m going to tell you though, there are ups and downs of learning how to beatmatch by ear. Continue reading “Pros & Cons: Beatmatching For New DJs” »

 Pros & Cons: Beatmatching For New DJs

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