To continue to obtain and maintain DJ gigs in today’s market is not an easy task. The scene is flooded with many talented DJs and standing out can be difficult. I’ve have come up with five simple best practices for DJs that will always keep you in the game: Continue Reading »
A major part of marketing yourself as a DJ is being where things happen and the annual Winter Music Conference (WMC) in South Beach, Miami is definitely one of the key events to market oneself. WMC has been running for over 25 years now and every March thousands of DJs, producers, vocalists, promoters, club owners, record company execs and music fans converge on South Beach to network, promote and of course….to party! But with over 400 events in five days, it can be quite overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re doing. This March 2011 will be my eighth consecutive conference. While I have friends who have been going since the beginning, I’ve picked up quite a few tips over the last eight years to share with you. Continue Reading »
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.
In 2010, there were 7 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 28 posts.
The busiest day of the year was March 4th with 456 views. The most popular post that day was The Anatomy of a Mix CD.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, ehow.com, mail.yahoo.com, Google Reader, and virgolounge.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for dj marketing, how to write a dj bio, how to get dj gigs, how to get a dj gig, and write dj bio.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
The Anatomy of a Mix CD March 2010
Who are you? How to write a good bio. May 2009
Breaking into the Scene: How to get your first gig July 2009
Promoting via FaceBook: Types of pages and tips for using them April 2010
DJ Resources May 2009
DJs who also promote their own events often face a sometime uncomfortable challenge…how to bill yourself within a solid DJ lineup? If you’re throwing your own event and have other DJs, some well known and maybe some not so well known, where do you place your name on the promotion? At the top? In the middle? At the bottom? I don’t think anyone intends to come across as pretentious and usually tries to exercise a certain amount of modesty when doing this. However, it’s your event and NO ONE is going to promote it as hard as you are. So what should you consider when making this decision? Continue Reading »
If you’re trying to break into the DJ business or if you’re already in it and want to get more work, then you should already know you need a solid demo mix CD. Putting together the right mix is no easy task. In fact, it’s like a work of art. This CD will represent you, your style and vibe. It can turn someone into a new fan or even inspire another DJ. It can also turn someone completely off. So do you just push record and start mixing? Some do however I see things quite differently. Continue Reading »