Before my career in radio, I started out as a mobile DJ.
I would lug all of my heavy equipment around, sound as well as custom light shows, along with all the CD’s of the music I would be playing–yes, there was a time that DJ’s had to carry around flight case’s full of physical CD’s!
My business evolved when mobile streaming began being integrated into DJ software and hardware that was coming out–utilizing mobile devices like the ipad, and the iphone.
But all of the is merely a description of how I went about delivering the product that I was actually selling in order to keep my business going, and that was my ability to get a party hoppin!
The business had it’s ups and downs, and looking back, it was all because I wasn’t ready to handle the business side of things and I underestimated the necessity of developing and implementing such skills.
But I love it! For some reason, the thrill of the risk on me betting on myself to bring money through the door is something I’ve grow to crave. I live for it at this point. And that’s exactly what I’m suggesting today’s hopeful self-publishing artists take–get obsessed with taking ownership of your dreams and jump out and make them happen!
Music is something that is never going to go away. There will always be a demand for music no matter who’s president or what the economy looks like. And as long as the creativity never gets sucked out of the collective consciousness, then people will always desire to connect with themselves and with each other through the avenue of an appropriate song.
Music is deep–much deeper than we would ever imagine without further research.
As an aspiring independent artist, if you can tap into your purpose–into the fact that your music can literally be responsible for healing–then you can tap into an unlimited amount of inspiration and energy in which to create and master your craft.
It is then up to you to get that message across by handling the business side of the music industry.
Yes, you got into this to create music, and that should always be your focus. At the same time, you should be accountable for and able to maintain yourself, every single part of your business–that way, you’ll never be dependent on a single person or process to make sure your business succeeds.
If you’re running a Fishers Indiana tree service company, you want to know everything you can about trees, how to maintain them, how to maintain your trucks, etc. so that no one employee could ever extort your business.
If you’ve got an Indianapolis Indiana limo rental company then you need to know how to drive one, you should have a good idea about how to run a hospitality driven, commodity type business to make your efforts efficient as well as effective.
In all, I’m asking you to make the jump for the greater good of the universe. We need your music, just like we’ve needed the artists before you. Make it your duty and your obligation to promote your music after you create it, because it doesn’t matter how good you are if nobody is able to experience what you have to offer.Read More
You have to admit the fact that being a DJ is definitely fun. If you are a DJ and music lover, then you can hardly ignore this fact. Being a DJ is not just fun, but it’s incredibly interesting. Especially if you are a DJ on a radio station, then fun exceeds the limit. This trend has already made its mark on the present generation. More and more youngsters are heading towards this profession. No other profession can be more entertaining than this if you are a music lover. You may ask the question that what does it take to become a DJ? Or how tough or amazing it is being a DJ on a radio station?
Answer To The Queries
These questions are quite common and great. If you are interested in this profession, then these questions will surely cross your mind. Being a DJ is tough or not totally depends on your concept and ability to understand music. If you have a good sense of music and if you love to play with sounds then DJ is the ultimate profession for you. You will never find it tough. However, you have to learn the process seriously first. For being a DJ on radio station what you need first is training. For this, you must choose the right institution.
Keep On Excelling
If you want to excel in this profession, then you have to go to the depth of the subject. You have to know all about the mixes, frequencies and range of sounds to mix the tunes properly. Only a good institution can give you the right training. So choosing the right institution is the primary factor. Once you get the course done then, you can finally try your luck in the radio stations. Your qualification and ability will do the rest of the part for you. No matter whatever happens you should not leave the curiosity to explore and learn. This will give you a better chance and platform in future.
Now the question is what is the experience of a DJ when it comes to the radio station? Well, the experience is definitely fun. When you are mixing at a radio station, then you will have your own zone where you and your creativity will share a relation. Unlike the discos and night clubs the radio station gives you a peaceful place to create. You can mix various songs and music and entertain people. The best part of mixing at a radio station is that people will call you and request for songs personally, and you can please them with your amazing mixes. So in totality being a DJ on a radio station is a complete entertaining experience.
Do Not Wait
Are you planning to build your career in the profession of DJ? So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab the chance now. There are various training institutes available right around you. You can choose any of them to create the best out of you.Read More
A recent trend has taken the music industry by storm–this is a trend birthed by the internet, and one that is only in its infancy.
While streaming services have certainly given a platform the independent musicians, the possibilities that the internet has opened for people like this reaches far beyond being able to “pay to play” on the new “radio stations” of the internet.
The music industry has certainly been in the midst of a huge change, this much is undeniable. But I challenge you to think of this change through the eyes of the radio industry.
While some people hate the radio for multiple reasons–whether it be hearing the same songs over and over or whether it be the constant commercials that seem to run; however, it cannot be denied that the birth and life of the radio has been an integral part of our history as humans.
Not only has the radio given a platform for artists and organizations to promote their message, but it has defined generations by providing experience as well as conversation starters for years, and while these experiences and conversations may continue to happen in the future, it is questionable as to whether or not the radio itself will survive.
A byproduct of the internet is the ability it has given all of its consumers to become their own publisher as well.
No longer does one need the finances and other resources of large firms to get the products and message of the artist together in a package that can be sold–we can do it ourselves via live streaming from our iphone or other camera.
While the internet is still in its infancy, the consumers of the internet are just now realizing the power that is available at our fingerprints. We can use this publishing platform at our fingertips to actually create a living for ourselves by doing what we want to do and enjoying ourselves along the way.
Not only has the internet opened the door for independent publishing, but if you believe the rumors of the “music industry of old”–the rumors that have major labels focusing on revenue rather than quality of product–but the door has been opened for the independent artist to retain creative control as well.
This, along with other topics, will be the subject of my next post.
I thank you very much for reading, and look forward to your response–contact me here.