I'm going to make this short and sweet because I know you're quite busy these days -- Work (yes, you still got to pay the bills before you make it big), eat, sleep and of course, making more music is on the agenda.
I get it.
Well, take this 2 minutes to learn some of the bet practices for attracting new DJ gigs. I promise it will be worth it.
Best Practices For Attracting New Gigs
1. Set Up Expectations For Yourself.
Where do you want to go? Where do you want to be? This is the very first thing you need to analyze before you do anything. Then work backwards from there.
2. Package Yourself As a Business.
Think of your DJing as a service you provide while YOU are the business. As with any business you will make an investment in your project in both time and money. If you’re serious about taking your music past the bedroom and start making money you will have to invest in it, it’s as simple as that. Want to make money off of your music without investing in it? Sorry to say, it simply doesn't work like that.
3. Support Other DJs Regularly.
Getting your face seen is just as important as getting your name out there. Show people you genuinely care about the community that is growing around you and go out to other DJ gigs. Treat them as you would like to be treated by paying for your own entry and drinks. I've never ever heard of a DJ who likes to get a text from another DJ 2 hours before their set asking to be put on the guest list. It's just plain rude, don't do it.
4. Engage Your Online Community. A highly engaged fan online is more inclined to come out to your gigs over someone who has just Liked your Facebook Fan page just for the sake of Liking (your mom). Promoters & club managers know this and you can use that as leverage while pitching your gig.
5. Practice, Practice, Practice.
No question about this one, your skills must be good and never let yourself get rusty. All the marketing, networking, ass-kissing in the world won't get you to where you ultimately want to be if you can't mix a proper set together.