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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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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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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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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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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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I have a major pet peeve with illiterate bios. Bios with broken English do not scream “BOOK ME.” On the flipside however, one isn’t usually hiring a DJ because of their excellent use of grammar. I still wouldn’t take a chance on that and get help if you’re having a hard time with it and always have someone give it a second read before you put it out there. It is far more professional to have a well-written bio. (more…)

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