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How To DJ And Work Full-Time

How To Balance Your DJ Gigs With A Day Job

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Unless you’re a wealthy heiress chances are good that you can’t just afford to quit your day job and dedicate all of your time to DJing. Well maybe you can, but you’d be living out of a refrigerator box in no time and you’d have no way of checking your Facebook DJ fan page. You have to work but your desire to be a DJ is always at the forefront of your mind…how do you manage?

You would not be the first aspiring DJ to ask that question; it is something most of us without unlimited funds struggle to balance. But…balance we must. The key is figuring out how to do your day job properly without sacrificing practice time, marketing and gigs so you can quit that day job for good. Continue reading “How To DJ And Work Full-Time” »

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7 Lessons Every New DJ Should Learn

Are You Prepared For DJ Success?

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When you first start DJing there is so much you have to learn, beyond mastering the equipment and playing to the crowd. It is the behind the scenes stuff that new DJs don’t know that can have the biggest impact on their career moving forward. When you’re spinning for your friends and you dream of playing the biggest clubs and festivals around the world, you have no idea just where you’ll end up. All you have are your dreams.

This is one of the reasons I encourage new DJs to find a mentor and for older DJs to take up the job. It can be a hard road to DJ success if you don’t know how to respond to the unexpected. So today I’m going to share with you a few lessons so you don’t have to learn them the hard way. Continue reading “7 Lessons Every New DJ Should Learn” »

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Choosing Digital DJ Music: Do’s & Don’ts

Are You Making Wise Digital Music Choices?

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Whether you have been a DJ for one year or ten years there is one thing we all understand: there is more music available today than there has ever been. In fact if you are still coming into your own as a digital DJ you might be more than a little overwhelmed by all the choices that lie before you. I have heard from many DJs who aren’t partial to any particular genre of music and they have more trouble than most sifting through the offerings and figuring out what to use.

This is the balancing act of being a DJ in the digital age. There is so much digital DJ music available that you’re tempted to get everything because, you never know what you’ll want to use, right? WRONG!! In fact that is probably the worst thing you can do to your poor music library.

Choosing digital music is an important part of the DJs job and making the wrong choice could have you spending a lot of unnecessary time finding tracks. Continue reading “Choosing Digital DJ Music: Do’s & Don’ts” »

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DJ Equipment Review: Reloop Beatmix 4 Controller

Is The Beatmix 4 Controller For All DJs?

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Whether or not you’re in the market for a new DJ controller, as a DJ it is your responsibility to know about new equipment as it hits the market. I know tons of cynical DJs who rant against how commercialized DJing has become, but the truth is that many manufacturers are upping their game and putting out quality equipment for all budgets.

Today we’re going to take a look at Beatmix 4 for Serato. My first impressions are pretty positive but I will say that this isn’t the machine for a highly skilled and experienced DJ. So if you’re just starting out as a DJ or finally making the switch to digital, keep reading. Continue reading “DJ Equipment Review: Reloop Beatmix 4 Controller” »

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Top Tools Every DJ Needs

What DJ Tools Will Make Your Life Easier?

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When it comes to the tools of the DJ trade most DJs are pretty set. They have the laptop, controllers, tablets, music and any other tools they deem necessary. Of course with all the new gadgets popping up left and right it can be hard to say whether you actually need all the tools in your arsenal. But there are plenty of other tools that I think will help make your life as a DJ much easier.

For the most part DJs are a one man team, acting as manager, promoter, public relations, marketing, accountant and talent. When you wear so many hats there are a lot of other necessary tools that will help you promote yourself, get to gigs and negotiate with promoters, club owners and festival organizers.

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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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