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.

Paul van Dyk at the Global Gathering Festival on July 6, 2013 in Minsk

Paul van Dyk at the Global Gathering Festival on July 6, 2013 in Minsk

A passionate DJ won't take No for an answer

Whether you want to succeed at DJing by headlining a major festival like Stereosonic or Tomorrowland, perhaps get a nightclub residency or even get your first DJ gig. Regardless, the same principles will apply. They are pushing forward despite rejections, disappointments and temporary failures. A passionate DJ will never give up because they know there are plenty of opportunities out there. Despite missing out, they will always keep their eyes on their goals and not let people or other circumstances limit their chances of success in the music industry. This leads me to my next point.

A passionate DJ has a vision

They know their end game and where they want to be in 3, 5 or 10 years’ time, they understand that to achieve a high level of success and that any success at all takes time. There is no such thing as an overnight success; it is an illusion that the public sees because they have not seen the years of hard work and struggle behind the scenes to achieve success. A vision is not a goal; a vision is an ideal way of life to those that have one.  

“To achieve the impossible you have to see the invisible”

Passionate DJ’s live the music lifestyle

All a passionate DJ wants to do is music. They spend most of their time emerged in their craft, producing music, listening to music, learning music, downloading music and playing their music to an audience. They look for ways to do what they love instead of working more hours at a boring day job. A passionate DJ is prepared to live a life of struggle to get something greater – simply look at Marlo as a prime example.

As stated by him “success to me is doing what I love”. If you have not read Marlo’s story, you can here. When you want to play overseas and live the DJ lifestyle, just be prepared to live many years of sacrificing the things you love besides music to get there.

DJ Eddie Halliwell performs at Urban Wave festival on April 16, 2011 in Minsk, Belarus

DJ Eddie Halliwell performs at Urban Wave festival on April 16, 2011 in Minsk, Belarus

A passionate DJ produces music

To achieve a reasonable status in the music industry, it is essential to produce your own music. Passionate DJ’s know this and all they want to do is play their unique style and music to large audiences. Being a well-known DJ with a unique sound is what a passionate DJ strives to achieve.

A Passionate DJ wants to learn more

This applies to anyone with a passion towards their craft or given field. Passionate people are always more willing to learn and want to absorb information, rather than someone who feels that they are forced to do so. Therefore, people like this often learn quicker because they are more motivated to do so, and want to achieve results quicker, which they generally do.

Passionate people overall are more likely to succeed

The reality is most people have no passion, or, at least, recognise they have one. When you are passionate about something, you are inspired to take action more on your goals, willing to work more, work harder, stay up late and do what is hard, not easy to succeed. You will have strong reasons you want to succeed and those reasons are the fuel that motivates and inspires you to take action, more so than a person that does not have one. So find your passion, live your dream, and succeed at what you do.