In this article on how to become a DJ, we will be discussing some of the ways in which one can become a DJ. DJing is very much a fun job to be involved with. For one, the social life is pretty amazing! I know this because I DJ myself. I have been asked to play in different clubs and I’ve gotten to travel and experience many things because of DJing.
So as you can imagine, Djing is an attractive thing to get into. But a lot of people that start out Djing want to know of one popular question… and that question is this… How do I become a Dj? Below are your three tips on how to become a Dj.
1. Learn how to DJ… properly.
One of the most obvious fundamentals of becoming a DJ is of course… learning to program your music and entertain an audience. Its also important to learn and understand how to control DJ equipment. This could be learning how to use vinyl turntables, CD players or laptop software. These are the popular ways to perform your music. Pick one that you prefer to use and learn how to use it correctly.
2. Whats your music style?
Its important for you as a DJ to develop your own personal style of music. This way when people come to see your show they will have a good Idea about what sort of music you play! Your aim is to entertain a crowd with the right music. You want to appeal to a certain niche of music lovers. Once you master this you will be know as the DJ who plays, rock, soul, hip hop, house or whatever music you perform to a crowd.
3. Get yourself out there…
When you have covered the above tasks as a DJ, you then need to “Get yourself out there”. What I mean by this is that you need to record a DJ set and paste it onto a tape, CD or whatever platform you wish to use. The reason for this is that you now have a product in which you can promote to your crowd/audience or a radio DJ or a Club promoter. These are the contacts you need to aim for and hunt down so to speak.
For instance, If you play Hip-hop music, then you need to go to the hip-hop clubs around your area and “give away” free cd’s to the club promoters, the punters who are at the club etc…not everyone will listen to your mix, but if you are persistent, in which you need to be… your luck will come into play and you will at some point be given the chance to play to a crowd.
There you have it… these are basically the 3 things you need to develop yourself as a DJ. Continue to follow these steps and you will succeed. You just need to be persistent with it, that’s all. I wish you the best of luck with it!