How To Become A DJ
Want to know how to become a DJ? This section is for you! Getting started with figuring out how to become a DJ can be very confusing. How and where do you start? If you’re just starting out and want to learn how to be a good DJ you’ll find everything you need right here: all of the key points for becoming a DJ! This section will show you how to become a DJ as quick as possible!
Your goal is to be more than a DJ; it is to be a brand, a name, a DJ with tons of followers. That’s a tall order for someone with fresh DJ skills and almost no business experience, but it is not impossible. If you know what it takes to make it in the world of DJing then the world can be your oyster, but you have to start where everyone else does: the beginning.
The moment you’ve settled on your DJ name you should also be creating your brand, and living it on stage. Are you a well-dressed DJ who looks like he or she always knows where the best parties are? Or are you the laid back DJ in casual clothing who’s ‘all about the music’? It doesn’t matter what your brand, your persona is, all that matters is that you work hard to brand it.
There are some things about DJing that a DJ class can’t teach you, but nevertheless are important to reaching the level of success you desire. Continue reading “Beginners Guide To DJing – Creating Your Brand” »
Aside from actually learning how to DJ, choosing a good DJ name fills even the strongest new DJ with dread. There seems to be so much thought and creativity that has to go into picking the right name that many DJs just go with something simple like “DJ Mike Jones” or default to teenage years with a name like “DJ Kickass”.
While these aren’t necessarily bad DJ names, you want a good name that is more than “not bad”. After all, if things go well this name will follow you throughout your career. And of course you can change your name at a later date but let’s say you have a big track with radio play; it will always be a reminder that you took a shortcut choosing your name.
So instead of asking your friends or trying to channel your musical genius into that of a wordsmith, get creative in finding a good name for your DJ career.
Continue reading “Creative Ways To Choose A Good DJ Name” »
So you don’t want to go to college and your parents have been totally cool about it, because you’ve impressed them with your passion to succeed as a DJ. You were certain that there was absolutely nothing you can learn from any type of formal education, so how are you going to learn all the important aspects of being a DJ? There is one simple answer you may not like: DJ courses.
That’s right; DJ courses can actually teach you quite a lot about becoming an accomplished performer, a seasoned producer and advancing your career. Passion is only part of what you need to become a successful DJ; determination and a willingness to succeed are parts as well but then there is learning how to DJ. DJ courses can give you great insight into what you need to succeed as a DJ. Continue reading “How DJ Courses Can Help Your Career” »
When it comes to making your DJ career a success, no one can define what that means for you, but you. Of course it requires the mundane but necessary things such as networking, promotions and auditioning for the biggest gigs in town. Then there are the other more…intrinsic things that you need to focus on as an artist and a business owner.
It is these things that will take you from performing at frat parties and dive bars to the best underground and mainstream nightclubs in the biggest cities on the planet. It doesn’t matter where you are now in your career; all that matters is what you do to get your DJ career where you want it to be. Continue reading “Giving Your DJ Career A Boost” »
So you’ve finally decided that want a DJ career complete with large crowds of party goers, flashing lights and mile-high speakers. You’ve got the clothes all set and you’ve even picked out a DJ name…now what?
Now you have to figure out what you need to do to get your DJ career off the ground. Do you have the hustle required to get out there and get your music heard? Do you have the courage to make sure promoters and venue owners know your name? Do you know where you want to take your DJ career?
If so, keep reading to find out what you need to start your career as a DJ! Continue reading “I Want A DJ Career – Get Me There NOW!” »
When it comes to DJing there is a lot to learn. Some of it includes the basics like learning how to do mash ups, mixing and beat matching. Other parts of learning how to DJ include using software, knowing where to find hot tracks and finding gigs. All of this is easy enough to learn if you have the right contacts and quick fingers over a keyboard.
But, what about those things you need to know but you don’t know you need to know? Yep, it’s about as confusing as that last sentence. Despite that, the things you don’t know can make a difference between getting paid gigs or working for free.
Keep reading so you can learn DJ tricks. Continue reading “Learn DJ Tricks Of The Trade” »
Thanks to technology and brand new digital DJ equipment, learning how to DJ has never been easier. You have your choice of software, DJ classes and digital equipment that is easy—and cheap—to get your hands on. Gone are the days when the new DJ on a budget has to settle for less than stellar equipment that only partially gets the job done. Today you have your choice of manufacturer, brand and even equipment choices.
In this fast-paced world you’ve probably decided you want it all, that is you want to learn how to DJ fast, in the comfort of your home and on the cheap. The good news is that you can accomplish all of those, starting with our online DJ classes. Just sign up by the “I want the videos!” box and get started! Continue reading “Learn How To DJ Fast – Cheap & Easy Ways To Learn To DJ” »
What comes first, the DJ name or the DJ skills? That all depends on getting your first gig. Have you booked a gig before you’ve chosen your DJ name or after? Is your name based on your mad DJ skills or just a random nickname?
It doesn’t really matter…yet. As long as you come up with the best DJ names list, you can always decide when the time is right. Don’t rush into something as important as your DJ name because it is how you will be known throughout your career, and more importantly it is how people will know who to contact for a gig.
What’s your best DJ name? Continue reading “Creating Your Best DJ Names List – The Best DJ Name For You” »
When it comes to learning how to DJ it is widely accepted that there are some things that can be taught and others that you simply have to learn by trial and error. Most beginner DJs want to know everything now, which means they usually end up missing a lot of important tricks & techniques in an effort to learn everything all at once.
Whether you decide to learn how to DJ using online DJ classes, getting mentored by a seasoned DJ or learn as you go, there are a few things that all DJs need to know. Keep reading to make sure you have it all before your first gig! Continue reading “How To DJ Fast – A Checklist For Beginner DJs” »
So you want to be a DJ and your funds are limited…how can you learn DJ basics on a budget? There are tons of self-taught DJs out there. Some come from a time when doing it yourself was the only way to learn. Others simply took a hobby and turned it into a lucrative career.
For most budding DJs however it isn’t as simple as having a love of music and wanting to spin and mix. Signing up for an online DJ class can help you learn what you need to know about DJing. This will help you decide if you have what it takes to make it as a pro DJ. Continue reading “5 Reasons To Consider Online DJ Classes” »