5 DJ Tools To Keep You Connected

Are you not getting gigs because no one can find you?


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It doesn’t matter how hard you work, how many hours you spend in the DJ booth or how many times you’ve warmed up for a big name artist…if you don’t have a way for fans, promoters and festival organizers to reach out to you. When someone—promoter, club owner or event planner—is in need of a DJ they start shuffling through their mental Rolodex. First up are DJs they’ve used in the past, new and old, and then the interest for a dragnet approach.

It doesn’t matter which category you fall into, but what matters is that you have ways you can be reached. I know you have a Facebook page and a Twitter feed and every day more people are pinning your gig images. But what about people who are looking for more information about you as a DJ? This is your chance to talk about yourself, boast about your gigs and basically show off.

So, do you have the tools you need to highlight your skills and achievements?

Compelling Bio

Pretty much anyone who has business has a small bio somewhere online. Whether you’re a club promoter, actress, investment banker or DJ, you need to have a biography telling the world a little bit about yourself. Take your time and make sure the bio is beautifully penned and you’re already well ahead of the pack.

You’ll want to do two different bios; one that is just the facts and one that is a bit more detailed. The ‘just the facts’ bio will be for a quick search about you but the longer one will be your story. It will also allow those promoting you to handpick facts that will most appeal to a particular audience.

Start by writing everything you want to say about yourself as a musician and a performer. Then edit it from there until you have a presentable bio.

Your Music

No DJ page would be complete without a few musical offerings. This is why you want people to seek you out, so when they find you give them a taste of your absolute best. But how do you decide?

Start with some of your favorite remixes, mash ups or mixtapes. Embed a few links so they can click and listen but make sure wherever that link takes them, has all the relevant information about your music. If you have collaborators that should be noted, as well as artwork and contact details.

Don’t make someone have to jump back and forth just to reach out to you. Your main page, probably your DJ website, should have all contact information for you. That means name, email, phone number and other ways to reach you and follow you. But all links should also have at least contact info.

Don’t forget to update your tracks regularly. Your sound may change or your skills may have improved, and you want people to hear you at your best.

Images

You will need at least one professional, high-grade photo of yourself for your website. You don’t need to be dressed up or in a phony ‘Thinking Man’ pose to get a good shot. But you will need good lighting, a high quality camera and an actual photographer.

A studio session is pretty affordable these days and it’ll net you quite a few photos you can use for the future…like when you need a good image for flyers and poster for big events!

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Then you’ll want some good candid photos of you in the booth, maybe hanging out with a few well-known DJs and in the zone performing. These photos not only exhibit your passion for your job, but the club shots will sneakily point out that you can actually pack a venue

Resume

Most people are seeking you out because they think you might be the DJ they need for a special event. To help them decide they will need to see your DJ resume. Not a traditional resume that says how long you worked someplace and what your duties were. Nope, we all became DJs to leave that world behind, right?

Of course. But that doesn’t mean we can’t show off a bit online. So list some of your most impressive gigs so far. You don’t want to make anyone sift through your gigs at The Dive Bar or Club No One Knows Us in order to find out you opened for a now-famous group. Mention big gigs you’re certain carry some weight in the DJ world.

Also don’t forget to mention any reviews or interviews that have been published.

Social Media

One of the most important tools for any digital DJ is contact information. You want fans, promoters and bookers to be able to go to one place and find out everything. So when you’ve finished doing all the big important stuff to make your DJ website look presentable, make sure you’re also listing all social media information.

When I say ‘all’, I mean all the pages you monitor regularly. So if you’re not big on social media ask yourself ‘why not’ and then go update your page every day at least once each day. Make sure your social media pages link back to your website and list any and all ways to reach you.

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