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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How To DJ A Pre-Chosen Set List

How To DJ When Song Choice Is Taken Away

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In the DJ world there are many controversies from vinyl vs. digital to laptop vs. tablet and even club DJ vs. wedding DJ. These are all understandable problems that each DJ must address for him (or her) self. But there is also another controversy that I think has to be addressed; the pre-chosen set list. For some DJs this is a nightmare scenario that removes the DJ from DJing. But for DJs like me, this is a huge challenge that I relish.

If you’re a wedding DJ you’ve probably dealt with having the bride or groom or Aunt Gertie handing you a massive list of songs that must be played throughout the night. The rest of you DJs have probably never had to learn how to DJ when a set list has already been selected. It’s a challenge and if you allow yourself to take this gig, you’ll find that you’re a better DJ for it.

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Tips To Improve Sound Quality of Digital Tracks

How You Can Improve Sound Quality

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As a DJ your job is to play great music that not only gets the party started (I’m talkin’ to you, warm up DJs) but to keep the party going. To that end you scour the earth looking for the hottest, most banging-est tracks around to mix them, remix them, mash them up and make them your own. But none of your hard work means a thing if the quality of the digital tracks are, to put it nicely, crap.

I have seen far too many DJs put on amazing sets with transitions in the perfect places, the right effects and ramping up the intensity of the crowd…but the quality of the songs left a lot to be desired. A lot. The truth is that sound quality can make or break a DJ’s set, no matter how hard he has worked to build up a great set. Crappy sounding digital tracks will disengage the audience from your music and they will flee—en masse—from the dance floor which spells bad news for your chances of getting a repeat gig.

Use the tips below to make sure your sound quality is as good as it can be.

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DJ Lessons You Can Learn From The Pros

Tips All DJs Can Learn From The Pros

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Ever since you made the decision to become a professional DJ, you have been inundated with advice. Advice from wannabe DJs, weekend warriors, talent agents, non-DJs and anyone else who thinks they have sage wisdom to throw your way. But what you really, really want is advice from those who have gone from DJ anonymity to DJ superstardom.

Too bad those guys aren’t in your circle of friends, right?

The good news is that when you become super famous you do tons of interviews and people ask probing questions (okay, maybe that’s not such good news), which means emerging DJs like yourself can actually get tons of great advice on everything from DJ equipment to DJ gigs and how to be the best DJ you can be. But as an up and coming DJ you don’t have time to scour the net for these little nuggets of advice.

You don’t have to, but I’m going to give you some of the top lessons you can learn from professional DJs.

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Making Your DJ Library The Best It Can Be

Taking your DJ library to the next level

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One of the biggest differences between old school DJing and digital DJing is how DJs get their music. It used to be that “real” DJs had crates, sometimes specially designed crates, full of albums, tapes or CDs. Today most DJ libraries are digital and filled with MP3, AVI or whatever the file type du jour is. Because of this, DJs can carry around hundreds or thousands of songs with them for just about any occasion.

For some DJs having so many options can be a curse. The key to perfecting your DJ library is not to simply download every single song that you find. Ever. That’s a recipe for disaster. But you do need to continue expanding your DJ library so that you can grow as a DJ and continue wowing audiences with your DJ magnificence.

Some DJs will tell you that hording music is the best way to make sure you have the largest possible selection available to you, but I prefer the scalpel approach; only taking what you need or what you think you’ll be able to use. So let’s talk a bit about what you can and should do to improve your DJ library.

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Update Your Kit With New Digital DJ Gear

What digital DJ gear will make it into your upgraded kit?

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All DJs must be aware of the state of their equipment. For a DJ, the hardware and software that help him do his job are his job. In fact this is part of the reason ongoing gigs are so important. Of course you also want to step inside the DJ booth and let the world hear your creative musical genius, blah, blah, blah, but you also need to keep the cash coming in when your headphones turn to crap or your controller decides to stop working.

With the digital DJ gear industry booming, it can be difficult to tell a good investment from a lousy one. Whether you need to upgrade your gear because it’s outdate or has checked out on you, there’s always something new that you should be looking out for.

Getting good digital DJ gear will be money well spent, so make sure you get the lowdown on your intended DJ equipment before you spend your hard-spun cash.

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How To Keep Your Music Files Organized On The Road

Tips for an organized DJ library

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When I first started digital DJing I had a massive collection of music files. First I had all the non-digital music that I had digitized and then all the new (free and paid) digital music I could find online. My thinking was that the bigger my collection was, the more likely it was that I’d make the perfect set that would get me tons of gigs. But of course the only thing that happened was that it would literally take me an entire day just to sift through my music files and create a set list.

Obviously my big ass music collection wasn’t helping me be the efficient DJ-businessman I was hoping to become.

So I met this DJ in Toronto and we hung out a few times and he let me take a look at his music collection and—at the risk of sounding cheesy—it changed my life. I went home and spent the next two days organizing my music files and it really did change my career path. Instead of taking days to prepare for a gig; I was able to do it in just a few hours which left more time for creating music, networking, building a fan base and all the other non-music stuff required to launch a successful DJ career.

So I’m passing that wisdom on to you today.

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How To Make A DJ Name For Yourself In A New City

Making a DJ name for yourself in a new city ain't easy!

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As a professional DJ it is our job to go where the parties are and kick them off. So unlike other professions it is unlikely you’ll spend your entire career in one place, even in places like New York, London or Tokyo.

Knowing that, many DJs start making tiny leaps into bigger markets pretty early in their career, regardless of the size of their hometown. Sometimes the move is prompted by a desire to test out your skills in front of bigger audiences or the desire to jump genres. Whatever your reasons are for packing up your DJ equipment and heading off to greener pastures, you’ll need some help making a name for yourself as a DJ in a new market.

It’s not as easy as showing up and lobbying for a gig, so keep reading to help make your move to another city a smooth one. Continue reading “How To Make A DJ Name For Yourself In A New City” »

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5 Ways To Take Your Career As A DJ Online

How To Boost Your DJ Profile

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Since you’ve started on this road to DJ stardom, I’m sure there have been times when you’ve wondered if you’ll ever get a steady stream of gigs, never mind becoming a big name DJ. Those are the times when it is hard to get motivated to work and try something new that will make you stand out. The good news is that in this digital age there are plenty of things you can do to give your DJ career a little boost.

Many DJs have turned to the internet to boost their profile, reach out to other DJs, promoters and venue owners. But those who are truly inspired will find a variety of ways to take their career as a DJ online. Going online will, as I said, boost your DJ profile not just in your city but all over the web. The larger your reach (and address book) is online, the greater your chances are to get bigger and better DJ gigs. Continue reading “5 Ways To Take Your Career As A DJ Online” »

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What Is The Best City For A DJ?

Which City Has A Golden DJ Ticket?

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New DJs always want to know what places I consider the best city to be DJ. I can’t say I blame them really since it does seem like some cities are more of a breeding ground for DJ success than others. But where you end up definitely depends on where you want to go as a DJ. You might perfect happy at your regular gig at some club down in Austin or you may aspire to leave your semi-regular gig in NYC and head for Vegas or Tokyo or…wherever.

So what do I tell these DJs eager to get their passport stamped? I tell them to figure out what criteria would they use to deem a city “the best” because that’s what’s important. If you want to talk about a city where there are tons of clubs and therefore tons of gigs to be had, that’s one thing. But where do DJs make the most money or get the most exposure…may be another.

Before we get into the cities a young DJ may want to stomp around there is one more thing to consider: making $100 per gig in Atlanta or Houston goes a lot farther than $100 a gig in Los Angeles or New York. Continue reading “What Is The Best City For A DJ?” »

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Getting More Work As A DJ – Putting It All Out There

Using Your Skills To Further Your DJ Career

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Your career goal is to become a DJ. A working DJ with a steady stream of gigs that leads to a steady stream of income, right? Then why are you sitting back and waiting for your so-called big break? You should be out there with the industry peeps—in their face—and taking what you want, namely work as a DJ.

The key to getting quality work as a DJ is experience, but unlike in the corporate world there are no DJ internships that give you a chance to learn on the job. So you have to find ways to get the experience you need so when those rare birds known a paying gigs come along, you crush it so hard they’ll beg you to come back again and again…and again.

Still not sure how to go about “putting it all out there”? Keep reading, you will be. Continue reading “Getting More Work As A DJ – Putting It All Out There” »

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