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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: (more…)

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I just got back from playing in Atlanta where I witnessed true unity in Deep House.  Even in the largest American cities, it can still be very difficult to throw successful Deep House events. There are simply not enough fans to go around for several events on any given night. We’re all getting older and not enough potential, young fans are finding us. Atlanta is a smaller city than Chicago, New York and L.A. and they don’t have as many large scale Deep House events. However, once a month Stan Zeff throws an event called “Tambor” featuring some of the best producers/djs around today and people just seem to come together to support this special night by collectively creating an enormous amount of anticipation. (more…)

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FaceBook has quickly become the leading social network and one of the best ways to find and interact with friends. For DJs, FaceBook has become much more than a way to catch up with friends from high school. It has become a major marketing vehicle for promoting yourself as an artist as well as your events. In my eyes, FaceBook wins hands down as the best social network site for DJs. But if you really know how to use it, you can also promote your music production, mixes, and even manage your fans. Here is a breakdown of the different types of pages you can have and how to use them: (more…)

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The coolest thing about text message marketing is that just a few years ago I couldn’t have written this article because the concept didn’t even exist. As technology continues to develop, so do the ways in which we use it.  Today, many people have unlimited text plans on their cell phones and in many cases actually like getting text updates and event info. However, there are still a lot of people who don’t like it. So what are the “best practices” for text message marketing? (more…)

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With the iphone now having over 100,000 apps and Blackberry and the new Droid phone starting to catch up, more and more people are jumping in the game. Not just companies with apps for business, games, and social networking, but also DJs and record labels. Is this the wave of the future? (more…)

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I have come to realize that many DJs don’t market themselves out of fear of seeming pretentious. Let me ask you…do you think anyone in hip hop or pop music has this problem? Just because someone else is doing all the work for them doesn’t change the outcome. I think this is more deeply rooted for many. I think this is not only fear of seeming pretentious but also fear of HATERS. After all, no one really wants to be hated. (more…)

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We all know of McDonald’s and everything on their menu yet they still run TV spots like there’s no tomorrow. Why do they need to do this? It’s not because you don’t know who they are, but to stay ahead of the competition and remain first in your thoughts for fast food. They show you the “what’s new” in terms of specials, contests, etc. As DJs, we should constantly have a “what’s new” in our careers; new events, releases, mixes, and other projects and involvements. And unlike McDonalds, not everyone knows who we are so we should also be recruiting new fans every chance we get. Even though I believe we need to promote ourselves heavily, “over promotion” does exist and I am quite guilty of it…but does it do more harm than good?

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