One of the most stressful things to an emerging DJ is that you will face as you begin your career in the music industry is a lack of exposure. Finding those gigs playing in clubs or at festivals may take some patience. As a DJ, it’s important that you approach bookings as a business. With that being said, here is a look at some tips to help you increase your following and receive more bookings in the music industry.
Networking is extremely important. Remember that you rely on the people. You make music for people to hear and enjoy. Once those people become fans, they can introduce your music to more people. This will help you gain a following and boost your career. In order to succeed in the music industry, you must form strong connections. Stay in touch with your fans, so that they can help your career by using word of mouth marketing. Remember that you are an entrepreneur. You have a valuable product that you want to market. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone in order to secure the connections that will boost your career. Try to speak with your fans after different gigs.
Locate the places where the most people are listening to your music. Use assets such as YouTube Analytics, Instagram, and Soundcloud to gain an understanding of your fan base. Start brainstorming some events, clubs, and festivals that you believe align with your talent. Once you have an idea of several places where you’d like to perform, do some research on the promoter. Speak with an artist who has similar musical tastes to yours. Research some of the places that they’ve played. There’s a high likelihood that those venues will be interested in your music as well. Get in touch with them as soon as possible.
Focus On Presentation
Create an appealing presentation for promoters to look at. Some of the things that you should include in your presentation are a discography, your social media information, and some highlights of your most recent gigs. Include a few images in the presentation. Try to add some photos of your shows. Your presentation should make promoters curious to learn more about you.
Create A Strong Marketing Pitch
Develop a marketing pitch that is strong and easy to understand. As you head to different venues, make sure that you create a separate marketing pitch for each promoter. Having a unique pitch is an easy way to set yourself apart from the competition. Try to market your strengths in a couple of sentences. Select a specific date that you would like to perform at the venue. Also, while it’s important that you stay in command of the conversation, avoid sounding desperate for the gig. Try to be yourself. Promoters are often aware of when someone is lying. Being dishonest will eliminate any chances of a positive working relationship before it starts. As long as you put in the work, you will receive the results that you are looking for.
Hamed Wardak currently splits his time between his home in New York City and On the island of Puerto Rico. (Hamed) Wardak is the son of a former defense minister for Afghanistan. Hamed Wardak is an entrepreneur and recently joined the techno music world, creating, producing, and performing his new artistry in underground techno clubs all over the world. Hamed Wardak is known as Valen of Wicked.