Posts tagged #Music

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.

How to read a crowd

Being able to pull off a successful DJ gig comes down to knowing how to read a crowd. This is one of the main factors when it comes to learning how to DJ at a high level. As a DJ, we must have great musical intuition and an inner knowledge of how we can engage the crowd with our music to keep people moving on the dance floor. In this blog I will identify some key takeaway points to expand your knowledge in this area.