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I’ve been asked to write about how to find key contacts in the “scene.” This is subjective to your region and style of music that you’re looking to spin. It may be easier in some areas than in others. However, I assume that most DJs know and support their local scene. An aspiring DJ should be doing this already or their chances of landing gigs will be considerably low. (more…)

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Wouldn’t it be great if we all had an amazing agent that got us tons of high profile gigs with top dollar fees? Well this is a reality for very few DJs, Most of this select group have earned this through quality production, DJ skills, and marketing. But what is the reality for most DJs? Who are these agents? What is the difference between an agent and a manager and a publicist? (more…)

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Starting out is hard to do. Think about it, you have to convince someone to put you on when no one knows who you are and has never heard of you…..but it can be done. We’ve all been there at one time or another. So here are some tips to get you thinking. (more…)

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Whether you are a full-time or part-time DJ, if you really want to get to the next level you have to “go to work” everyday. I don’t mean go to an office or punch a clock, but do something productive towards your DJ career on a daily basis. Here is a list of things you can do to stay active: (more…)

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Professionalism refers to one’s professional status, methods, character, or standards (dictionary.com). This is also reflected in attitude. A DJ’s professionalism can have a huge impact on bookings and even fans. Let’s look at some examples of how this can impact a DJ’s career. (more…)

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Many DJs go through this. They could be playing 3-4 gigs a week for months and suddenly….nothing! Even some of the biggest names out there go through this. They can be on the road non stop for a couple of weeks and then grounded for 3 weeks. However, this is not the time to question it. It is the time for action! (more…)

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As technology becomes more accessible to people, more video footage of DJs and events are popping up all over the web. This gives us a new opportunity to market ourselves and our music in ways we couldn’t before without spending thousands of dollars. (more…)

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