Do your DJ skills even matter?

In today’s flooded DJ market, one must ask, just how important are your DJ skills for getting DJ gigs? With the rise of the dance music industry, we have seen marketing more important than ever before, music production taking over as the new norm, as another saturated market, and creative lucrative branding like we have never seen before. So, to get DJ gigs, where should we put our attention the most to get the quickest results?

Posted on April 21, 2016 and filed under DJ.

How to get DJ gigs with Your Shot finalist - Excavator

It all started in 2014 for Your Shot finalist Aaron Pantazis, otherwise known as Excavator, a Melbourne Hardstyle DJ and producer. Since the competition, Aaron has gone from strength to strength, becoming a resident DJ for Sanctuary Saturdays run by Evolution Events, Teknoman Events, PHD, Hard Kandy and Paradox Fridays. In this interview, Aaron tells us about his journey so far and his secret to becoming a full-time DJ, getting DJ gigs and living the dream of a music lifestyle.

What you can do when nobody is coming to your DJ gigs

Whether you are an experienced DJ or a first timer, for getting DJ gigs, the future of our involvement in the music industry depends on getting those raving DJ fans into the nightclub. All DJ’s can struggle to get fans, followers, and friends in the door to come watch our DJ set. In this blog, I will identify what we can do to change that.

Deciding to go from DJ to Music Producer: Part two

Before you go spending your pennies to invest in any D.A.W’s and studio equipment, there are some little things that can help reassure your buying decisions, to make sure that music production is right for you. The first thing I would suggest is to….

Deciding to go from DJ to Music Producer: Part one

It can be both a big and daunting decision to make going from DJ to music producer. Maybe you are deciding whether or not to make the jump into music production. If you are anything like I was five years ago, you might sit on that decision; perhaps you may need to know a few more things that can help you make up your mind before making the choice.

Why passionate DJ’s last in the music industry

In this blog, I want to talk about what separates a passionate DJ from your ordinary DJ, when it comes to sustainability in the music industry. If you are reading this, you may think all DJ’s are passionate DJ’s, however, I think differently on this subject. And here are some reasons why.

What it takes to be a successful DJ

I am sure if you are reading this you already have a goal or a vision by now as a DJ. No matter what type of success you are striving for, whether it is your first DJ gig or you are striving to support an international DJ or become a big-name DJ yourself, what does it take to be successful at it? Here are just some of the key points I will mention.

Posted on February 25, 2016 and filed under Success.

Getting DJ gigs: Developing a brand part two - Create a website

Creating a website is essential for brand development; it is a personal storehouse for all your information and what you represent as a DJ/producer. It is a “must-have” for a professional appearance online. In this blog, I will point out your options for creating a website.

Getting DJ gigs: Where to start? Part 3

In this final blog of the three-part series, I am going to talk about adding value to get DJ gigs. And more in-depth ways to contribute towards the nightclubs you want to be a part of. The music industry needs continued contribution in order for it to survive and grow. And as DJs, we must add value in order to get DJ gigs.

Posted on February 2, 2016 and filed under DJ gigs.

Getting DJ Gigs: Where to start? Part 2

In this blog I continue to identify some simple key areas that all DJs need to address to achieve gigs. You may or may not know where to start, but it really comes down to understanding and then applying some effort in the following areas I will cover. In part 2 here
I will talk about the importance of networking, what can stop us from networking and how to approach it from the ground up.

Posted on January 24, 2016 and filed under DJ gigs.

Why you need to make your own music as a DJ

Producing your own music as a DJ is starting to become more essential now to get bookings for DJ gigs. Almost gone are the days where DJs just mixed other people’s music to get their first gig. The importance of developing your own sound and brand are paramount to getting more gigs and achieving long-term success in the music industry.

Here are some major reasons why it is so important to start making your own music and developing your own sound as a DJ.

How to impress a promoter

This blog is dedicated to the first timer that has his or hers first DJ gig coming up, and wants to make a great impression. Besides the playing of ones set there can be other factors to take into consideration when it comes to keeping a gig in the long term. These key points will help you achieve a better result on first impression for a DJ gig.

How to stay motivated as a DJ

We can all go through these stages at times, feeling flat or uninspired on our DJing journey. Perhaps we are all looking for that extra spark we felt when we first started out DJing. In this blog, I will go over some ways that have helped me get out of a rut to stay motivated in pursuit of a goal, and hope they can help you if you have been in a similar situation.