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…)//php comments_template(); ?>
March 16, 2017
In a sea of DJs and those aspiring to be, it’s easy to get lost and looked over. Unfortunately, these days sometimes even being skilled at what you do isn’t enough to compete in this over-saturated market. Some believe you have to have a name or an “in” with certain circles. Those things might have merit, there is a surefire way to stand out in a crowd, regardless of the circumstances. You’ll need that extra “something” other DJs won’t offer. (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>
March 14, 2017
Take a look behind the scenes at Mixcity Inc with founder Abhishek Mistry.//php comments_template(); ?>
March 13, 2017
DJing can be one of the most challenging jobs out there. The hours are not always steady, and conditions can be unpredictable. One thing is for sure: each and every gig requires that you give it your all, and that can take a lot out of anyone! So with all that you must juggle as a DJ, how do you ensure that you have the energy level necessary to be at the top of your game? (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>
March 7, 2017
What is a DJ’s biggest aspiration? Some may say fame and worldwide notoriety; others may say the ultimate goal is to get top billing at the most well-known establishments. Probably most would mention wealth and financial stability as a primary goal. Money is a huge motivator, and those that work hard at their craft can see a lot of it. Ironically, though, there are some unspoken benefits of DJing that pay more than money, and most of those come more easily through unpaid opportunities. (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>
February 28, 2017
JammText 1.1.4 is now available. Our latest version improves syncing across multiple computers so you can run one computer at your events, then go to another computer at home and quickly access all your messages and contacts.
In other new features, JammText now allows you to mask your texting number. This is useful for events where you want to personally select who can text the screen. By masking your JammText number, only the individuals you give the number to can text the screen.
For video DJs who create custom banners, JammText now allows you to skip default instructional banners in banner mode. You can drag in your own custom instructions to the montage instead. Please note: JammText is designed to automatically stop showing default instructional banners if internet is temporarily unavailable. If you choose to create your own custom instructional banners, they will continue to run even if you lose your internet connection.
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February 27, 2017
You’re familiar with the saying, “the customer is always right.” But does that apply to music requests while you’re DJing? When it comes to pleasing patrons at gigs, especially people who request songs, the topic of open and closed playlists often enters the conversation. There are multiple schools of thought on the issue, and there are definite benefits and challenges of each. (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>
February 23, 2017
When it comes to providing music for paid events, clients have several options. They can choose to hire you, the greatest DJ in the land, or they could decide to hire a full band. Most clients will either go with one or the other, but what would you do if they wanted both? Here are some helpful tips that can help you navigate your part in a shared entertainment event. (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>
February 20, 2017
So you’ve been using JammText for your regular residency, and you’ve even been using it for your wedding gigs. You’ve even used it to connect more with your fans. The software is extremely versatile, capable of enhancing most everything you do behind your turntables or controller. But did you know that you could even use Jammtext with a karaoke setup? Here’s how you can use it to keep both singers and crowds active and participating in any sing-along festivities. (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>
February 13, 2017
So, you have your hand on the pulse of the most wanted songs. You’ve worked out your mixing basics. Your playlists are flawless. But here’s a question: do you also have clean edits in your library? Playing a dirty version of a crowd favorite at the wrong event could end up being a major mistake if you’re not careful. Are you properly prepared? (more…)//php comments_template(); ?>