We here at MMP want to do as much as we can to support our DJ community. So, we’ve put together a whole series of tips and advice on how to promote yourself and how to create a press kit.
We’ve spent a fair amount of time introducing you to a whole bunch of venues and events a DJ is likely to play. Those should give you an idea of what kinds of opportunities to look for in your own local community. Not everyone will land a club residency. But, there are a lot of other ways for you to get experience DJing in front of a crowd.
So, I thought it would be really helpful to you if I could give you some insight into what a promoter might be thinking when he’s looking to hire a DJ. If you had that information, you’d be better able to present yourself in a way that promoters expect. That would increase your chances of getting hired.
The Skilled DJ caught up with well-known Hollywood promoter, D-Rock, and asked him exactly what it is he looks for in a DJ. Here are some of his tips:
- know the demographic you play for
- build your name and a following
- know the scene you want to work in
- be authentic
- help the promoter
Read the entire article here.