Establishing Yourself As a DJ

Establishing yourself as a DJ can be a difficult process for even the most talented hopefuls. However, it can often be what makes certain individuals stand out from the crowd, and can be key in kick-starting a successful career in this field. With this in mind, here are just a few of the ways in which you can set about establishing yourself as a DJ.

Firstly, you will want to make good use of the online community, which has become a good platform for many of those who are just starting out as a DJ. Music fans often browse social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter while downloading the latest releases. It makes sense, therefore, to ensure that you are putting your accounts on such sites to good use. You will be able to connect with those who may be able to help you arrange gigs, and keep up to date with the latest DJing news and events. Once you have begun to establish yourself, you can also use sites like this to interact with those who enjoy your work – something which can be key in maintaining your popularity.

In addition to this, you may also want to set up your own personal website to showcase what you do, and the experience which you have had so far. If possible, you should aim to include recordings from your various gigs on the site, so that visitors can have a listen to your beat-matching skills. Don’t forget to provide contact information, so that those who like what they hear can get in touch.

You will also want to make good connections within the music industry. Take unpaid gigs if they are likely to help raise your profile, and remember that personal recommendations can go a long way for anyone hoping to have a career as a DJ. Good luck!



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Antandra is the moniker of music producer and performer, Jacob Louis. His sound can best be described as bass infused rhythms with suspenseful atmospherics and etheric melodies. He has releases featured on Jumpsuit Records, LostinSound, Mycelium Music and Pure Perception Records, and has performed his original music at Kinnection Campout, CoSM, Burning Man, Unitus, T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi Equinox and many more! He has shared the stage with numerous world class artists including the likes of Desert Dwellers, Sixis, Ott, Kalya Scintilla, AtYyA and Globular.
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