Using Social Media as a DJ Promotional Tool

May 23, 2017

The pool of great DJs isn’t showing any signs of shrinking anytime soon. If anything, more and more people are seeking opportunities to gain access to the industry, which in turn makes it harder for everyone to find their audience and capture the attention of potential clients. Luckily, we live in the age of social media. It offers quick and easy ways to communicate with others and to also spread information. (more…)

Set It Off! Know the Role of the Opening DJ

May 18, 2017

Every DJ worth his salt knows how difficult it is being the opening or warm-up DJ. It takes a great deal of humility and determination to play to an empty dancefloor or venue, knowing that everyone is here to see or hear other performers. As tempting as it may be to flex your mixing muscles and go ham with the music, being hired as the opening DJ requires a mindset of respect and decorum. And regardless of how it feels or what others may say, being the opening DJ is a really important job. (more…)

Beyond The Decks: Why You Should Be Using Podcasts and YouTube as a DJ

May 16, 2017

The struggle to be an individual is a very real one when everyone appears to be a clone of someone else. DJs have a notably tough task in front of them because of the nature of the job itself. This is unfortunate because many of the most successful DJs have been able to procure a strong following by combining their skills and their personalities. Highlighting your skills is easy if you know what you’re doing on the decks, but personality doesn’t always shine as brightly in this arena. Using podcasts and YouTube as a DJ can not only make it easier to exhibit your talent; it can offer a more personal look into who you are. (more…)

Prepare for Potential Client Concerns Ahead of Time

May 10, 2017

People who hire DJs expect a certain level of entertainment and value for the money they spend for events. Naturally, that may come with a host of questions that you could be asked, simply for their peace of mind. The title “DJ” runs a wide gamut, from those who actually know how to keep a party going for hours, to people who simply play songs with headphones on. Event clients want the former, not the latter. As such, it will be important for you to prepare for potential client concerns ahead of time, to save headaches down the road for all parties involved. (more…)

Maximizing Your Client Consultations

May 2, 2017

DJing is perhaps one of the most unpredictable jobs in the marketplace. For many, the element of surprise is what makes the career so appealing. Every event is different and will require different planning. Things get especially interesting if you’re a DJ who can operate in various arenas: clubs, weddings, etc. These events are sometimes worlds apart on the scale of demands, and that can increase the risk of surprise turning quickly into despair if you aren’t prepared. (more…)

Why DJs Should Know How to Mix In Key

April 19, 2017

The title DJ is a common moniker nowadays. It seems like anyone who can get their hands on a turntable, mixer and controller–or even an iPod, in many instances–can consider himself a “DJ”. If that’s the case, then anyone who picks up a paintbrush can call himself an artist. It’s just not true. As there are many elements of understanding colors and their complements on a painter’s palate, so too must a knowledgeable DJ know the tools that will make his sets more colorful. One such tool is harmonic mixing, or mixing in key. (more…)

Scratch DJ Session with Founder David Barese

April 18, 2017

See David Barese, one of the creators of JammText text-to-screen and social media wall software, scratching, mixing, and cutting it up on Technics 1200s with a Rane 62 mixer and Serato DJ. In addition to being a developer and DJ, David produced the beat he’s scratching as part of the group Dienvy.

Should You Consider Hiring a Manager for your DJ Business?

April 4, 2017

If you’re new to the professional world of DJing, you’ve probably got a lot more on your priority list ranked higher than the business side of things. After all, elevating your skill level and perfecting the hottest mixes is major, right? All of that is true for the novice DJ, but if you’ve been around for awhile and you’re beginning to see gains in profit and clientele, there are additional aspects to your career that you need to consider. Here’s why hiring a manager for your DJ business might be in the cards for you. (more…)

Tax Tips for Working DJs

April 2, 2017

April is here, and for the working class in the United States, that means Tax Day is coming soon. Tax Day instills a sense of fear in some professionals, but for those who prepared well or have teams in place to help facilitate income accountability, it’s just another day. That calm, collected professional could be you! (more…)

Hearing Safety 101: Protect Your Ears When DJing

March 28, 2017

For most music-listening crowds, louder is always better. For DJs, loudness and increasing decibels can, ironically, be a silent kiss of death for your ears. As a DJ, your ears are your most valued resources. The question is: are you taking care of them as you should? Too often DJs focus on crowd satisfaction over their own hearing safety. That should change immediately. (more…)

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About Mixcity Inc

Mixcity Inc was founded in 2008 with the mission of creating innovative software solutions and engagement tools for the working DJ. The team's first DJ product, KueIt, was groundbreaking when it was introduced years ago, and still remains an industry standard software solution to this day. Mixcity's latest innovation, JammText, is a revolutionary text to screen software solution that allows DJs to reach exciting new levels of crowd interaction and audience engagement.