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So you’ve finally bagged that elusive DJ gig… but what should you do when you’re there? Aside from the obvious requirement of playing a set of course, there are quite a few other things that can be done to enhance the experience. This will vary from place to place, but if you’re new to the game you could be missing some vital opportunities if you’re not clued up.
As a working DJ with fifteen years worth of gigs (with bands, MCs, and as a solo DJ) under my belt – I can honestly say that the experience of gigging can range from the magical and emotional, to the down right bloody awful!
There are millions of things that can go wrong at gigs, but annoying drunken requests and dodgy promoters aside, a lot of this boils down to one vital ingredient – preparation.
It can be easy not to make the most of the God-given talent you’ve been blessed with; easy to become distracted by the day to day and forget about some of the key things as a DJ and active social networker you could be doing. Without covering every base, here 5 key things you should be doing – if you’re not already – to give your social media profile a boost.
DJs, today’s professional landscape demands a fantastic website, and the industry places an understandably high premium on keeping that website up-to-date in terms of feel, share-ability, and incorporating media.