Networking as a DJ is a massive fundamental ingredient to success; we all need to do it, as nobody succeeds on their own. The thing is we can tend to avoid it, but we underestimate its importance to our music careers. Networking is a learnable skill and no matter how good we think we may be at it, I believe we could all be much better at it. In this blog, I want to highlight how I struggled to network in the music industry, how I overcame it, how you can too, and also the common mistakes I see time and time again from many DJs and Music Producers in Melbourne music industry.
I am going to talk about taking a different path as a DJ in order to get more exposure. I am not going to give you a solution on what social media platforms you should be using or should not be using, or mention that you need to create another DJ mix or release a mash-up. I want to discuss why I believe it is a great idea to start using video to spread your message besides just sharing your music.
As a DJ you have core values, and reasons for doing what you do, and where you end up will result from what comes from your values. In this blog, I will be writing about what happens to DJs with the wrong core values, compared to a DJ with the right core values. And how you can recognise if your values are helping you in your current situation and on the road to success.
I am going to talk about a subject that does not get the attention it deserves for goal setting and time management. It’s called the 80/20 rule. Whether you are a DJ, a music producer or just wanting to win the game of life and achieve any success in your career, we all need to know how to use this 80/20 rule to accomplish our goals in the least amount of time. This is a life skill that can be applied to any area of our life, and once we understand how to integrate it, expect some massive results you never thought would be possible.
I want to continue from the last blog, as I was talking about the five reasons you should become a DJ/Promoter. Today, I want to discuss how you can become a promoter and a part of the music industry in Melbourne. This is all about the how to in this blog, not the why; if you missed out on the previous blog I urge you to visit it “here”.