Follow Your Dreams!

DJ Gemini plays the Recher Theater in Baltimore, 2012. This is the show that started me off on my journey to become a DJ.

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Mobile DJ

I was happy enough working for a friend of the family in a construction gig (big shout out to Olathe Mudjacking!) But, it was hot and messy and I knew I couldn’t do it forever. I went to that show in the video and decided right then and there to take the leap and become a producer. I’m one of those who really loves music, and I knew that I want to make people happy by simply playing the music they love. Here are the other reasons why I pursued my dream.

1. It’s Fun!
Being a DJ is one of those hobbies that you can benefit from– you would get paid for doing what you love. Most of us would love to get paid doing our hobby for a living, right?

Also, DJing for a night out is definitely enjoyable than having your usual night out with friends. Not just that, you’d also get paid in money and drink. You don’t have to pay for any …


Electronic Music Legends at Detroit’s World Renowned 10th Anniversary Techno Festival

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Listen Here While You Read

Even before deciding to be a DJ, We were fans. The internet is great for “following” new artists, but also the legends and experiencing different styles to find your own sound. We recently had the pleasure of traveling to Detroit for the legendary Movement Music Festival. But first, here’s the back story.

Detroit is a city oftentimes known for its economic decline and a broken automotive industry. No one could believe that Detroit had a musical pedigree from which techno would become its latest European export. According to DJ Carl Craig, a respected producer who initially proposed the idea of a techno festival to the city, most Detroiters didn’t have a clue of what Detroit techno was all about.

During the first festival, the turnout was impressive with DJ Stacey Pullen stirring the crowds which constituted both children and senior citizens. The hugs, shouts, and happy tears backstage were a testimony that the festival is something that ought to be repeated over and over again. Fans from all over the world booked flights to witness the historic occasion. According to the officials, over a million attendants showed up.

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Start Your Own DJ Biz

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Running your very own mobile DJ company is perfect for those who have an outgoing personality, full of energy, and most of all, have a huge love for music. However, even though being a DJ is fun and exciting, it can also be a difficult and demanding job, especially if you fail to treat it seriously. You’d run the risks of not being able to maintain the high standard of DJing.

With the right strategy, you can start a DJ biz and turn it into a successful career– aside from being a fun sideline.

Gain Experience
How can you gain some experience? Well, you can start working as an assistant or consider being a roadie for a professional DJ. Likewise, you can also gain experience by simply throwing parties for your friends where you’d be the DJ, or just volunteer as one in school parties or any kind of event that needs a DJ.

Have a Business Plan
With a business plan, you’ll be able to focus only your finances and marketing strategy. In your plan, try to describe the type of marketing strategies you’re planning to use, and how much money you’re willing to spend on promotional materials and …


What Equipment Do I Need?

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If you are an avid music lover who is thinking of going into mobile deejaying, one of the things you will need to seriously consider is the necessary equipment. As with any other line of work, you need to have high quality equipment in order to be taken seriously and make something of this exciting career.

Obviously, quality equipment does not come cheap. In fact, acquiring the necessary equipment is the biggest obstacle to becoming a DJ. But that does not mean you have to use substandard equipment, you can easily rent the equipment you do not own.

What Equipment Do You Need?

Turntables

This is arguably the most defining piece of equipment in a DJ’s repertoire. Turntables also come in many versions, but the direct-drive turntables are a favorite among most DJs. If you want to go beyond beatmatching and explore scratching and beat juggling among other techniques, you will have to go with premium turntables.

Laptop

Nowadays, a laptop can take over the role of some traditional DJ equipment. For instance, rather than have a mixer, a laptop can be installed with a high quality DJing software to handle the same role. Furthermore, rather than have CDs, you …


How Much Should I Charge?

 

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This is the number one question I hear over and over. Obviously, you’re going to find your own price points. But here’s some things to consider.  When it comes to starting a DJ business, a lot of things should be taken into consideration when setting a price, and there are several reasons for that. Your price says a lot about you and your profession– it’s a reflection of how much you’re worth. Likewise, it also says the kind of service you often provide.

For example, you DJ X charges $1500 per event, while DJ Z charges $5500 per event. If we’ll ask you, who do you think performs better? Basically, we can apply the idea of, “you’ll get what you paid for.”

How much should you charge?

You’ll Always Get What You Think You’re Worth
If you think you can only make $250 per show, then that’s probably what you’ll ever make. However, if you think your DJing is worth $3000 per show, then there’s a huge chance that you’ll also get that amount. We’re not saying that all you have to do is believe in yourself, but unless you’re going to believe you’re worth what you’re charging, then …


How Do You Market Your DJ Business?

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Being a DJ is definitely a fun profession. Though, truth be told, it’s not always easy to break out from free gigs and start earning from your business. If you want to get more gigs, it’s very important to know how you can promote your job. That said, allow us to answer this question, How do you market your DJ business?

Learn to Network with New People
If you really want to market your business, you should be willing to go beyond your usual group, and take part in online and offline meetups happening around the area. These meetups usually cover a wide range of interests and organized in major metropolitan areas. That’s why these are good sources of networking. Try to look for meetups that seem appealing to you and your business.

Be a Part of Local Business Clubs
Keep in mind, DJing is a business, and so, you can join small business clubs, entrepreneurship meetup, or even the chamber of commerce. All of these could serve as great sources where you can find your potential clients and even get referrals.

If you want to get some wedding gigs, the bridal shops, florists, videographers, and caterers would be your …