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…)

Your Secret Weapon: Using JammText At Your DJ Gigs

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…)

Day in the Life of Mixcity – Abhishek

March 14, 2017

Take a look behind the scenes at Mixcity Inc with founder Abhishek Mistry.

Handy Energy Tips for Busy DJs

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…)

Benefits of DJing That Actually Pay More Than Money

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…)

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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.