In this video I reveal some ways to gain more confidence going into a DJ set and during a set. This will help up and coming DJ's that may struggle in this area.
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How to read a crowd as a DJ is vital to keep a crowd dancing all night, help the night run smoothly, and in turn help you get more DJ gigs. It can take years to fully develop the understanding of what a crowd wants on any given night, and requires experience to be consistent every time.
Here I will identify four key areas to really help any beginner DJ understand how they can really improve in this area, or any other DJ’s that just want to know more on the topic.
Keys areas are:
Feel the energy and vibe
Read body language
Pick a target
The first part of this video series I want to talk about getting out of the bedroom and into the nightclubs to approach getting DJ gigs in the right manner. These video's are ideal for any DJ that wants to get their first DJ gig.
Here I will identify three key areas to really help any beginner DJ understand more on the topic and get on the right track.
Keys areas are:
Start going out more
Isolate clubs you like
Be seen in the scene
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.
Here I will identify key areas to really help any beginner DJ understand more on the topic and get on the right track.
Key areas are:
What stops us from networking
Aim for quality people
Make a networking list
In this final video 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.
In order for us to get noticed in a crowded marketplace of DJs and get the DJ gigs we desire, we need to establish a name for ourselves and start developing an online brand. We also need to clearly communicate who we are and what we represent to our audience in order for people to understand our brand, music, and message.
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 video, I will point out your options for creating a website.
In this blog I want to go through the important must-have features of your DJ brand’s website. In order to achieve a professional appearance online and communicate our music and message to our audience, we must have the features I will suggest to you.
I am sure we have all asked the question, “How can I become a better DJ at some point in time?” The fact is, there can be perhaps over twenty areas in which to become a better DJ. In this video I want to identify six key areas which I feel are most beneficial to make you stand out and master the art of DJing faster.
Think of this from another perspective; this could be a little bit of a wake-up call. To get DJ gigs we, DJ’s sometimes need to change our approach. If we have felt like we have exhausted all avenues, then this could be the one that might save your music career in the long run. So, here are five key tips why you should consider becoming the DJ/Promoter to get DJ gigs.
If you're a beginner DJ looking to get your first DJ gig, or more for that matter, this one’s for you. I will suggest why you should take just about any DJ gig that comes your way, and I will also suggest the impact it will have on your DJ skills later down the track.
DJ mixes are like an employee’s resume for a job interview; they show experience, your style, sound, genre and give you an insight into who you are as a DJ. They have to be great to get the attention and keep the attention of people to rack up the plays, likes, gain fans and to get DJ gigs. In this video, I will suggest ways that can help you create great DJ mixes. This is the way I do my mixes and has worked for me over the last 9 years of DJing, so I think this will benefit you.
We all have people we look up to and admire at various stages of our life. And whether we know it or not, we all have had some kind of mentor in our lives, someone we speak to and ask questions for advice, help or to get insight into the history and experience of that person. As a DJ, we need a mentor to succeed in the music industry and learn from to gain valuable knowledge and advice. But, how do you find a mentor? In this video, I will reveal ways you can approach DJ’s and people in the music industry and get that mentor.
Rejection in the music industry is very frequent and expect to receive a lot of it if you are looking to climb the ladder of DJ success. Rejection is something you need to encounter and you most definitely will, not only in the music industry, but in life to grow as a person and achieve your own personal fulfilment.
As a Melbourne DJ I have gone through a lot of rejection to get where I wanted to go, so in this blog, I will explain what it can mean to be rejected, how to deal with it and how it can come down to being a numbers game.
Finding the time to DJ can be difficult, especially if you’re a university student or a work full-time worker with a hectic social life. We also have the distraction of social media, which takes away so much of your time in the blink of an eye.
However, how much time do we need and how can we be more efficient so we can be a more productive DJ? I am going to touch on time management for DJ's
There can be may reasons why a DJ can leave the music industry, in this video I want to touch on two. These are core fundamental reasons as to why people give up on success in the music industry and also any goals or dreams in life.
I remember when I started recording my first DJ mix; it was a very frustrating and cringe-worthy experience. I wanted my DJ mixes to sound perfect every time. If there was one little error, I would stop the entire recording and do it all again. Does this sound familiar to you? Are you a perfectionist when it comes DJing? In this blog, I will explain what I have learnt in overcoming perfectionism and how you can do the same.
Networking is an essential skill for all DJ’s that want to know to how to get booked for DJ gigs. It is all about connecting with other people when it's time to grow a DJ following, your brand and getting more success in nightclubs and the music industry. When I started my journey as a Melbourne DJ, I had no clue about networking and how it would affect my career.
Being the introvert I was, I felt uncomfortable meeting new people, but if you want to get the gigs, you must go all in.
Here is what I have learnt and hope you gain some benefit from.
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This is the final mixing demonstration taken out The Next level DJ Course. For anyone wanting to learn how to DJ as fast and efficient as possible. I compiled the majority of my DJ skills in one course to give you the skills you need to get into the nightclubs ;)