First gig as a DJ
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    How'd you get your first payed gig as a DJ? The reason I ask is because recently all my stuff was stolen. I got a new setup but it put a huge dent in my wallet so now I'd like try and make a couple bucks off of DJ'ing (never have before). Now I have insurance on all my DJ equipment which I highly recommend!!! I have been dj'ing for a little over a year and am confident enough to do big parties/clubs. I have been doing tons of small parties on campus,but haven't been getting paid. Any advice on landing a job at a club or becoming a wedding dj?!


    thanks!,
    Shawn.S

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    I'm a total noob, so I haven't even thought of it. But the first thing that did come to my mind while thinking of paid gigs for DJs was Craigslist.com.

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    Start going to nights you would like to play at, try to get to know the promoter, become a bit of a regular so your face is recognised, leave a cd with them, that sort of thing.

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    Yeah I have tried there with no success.

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    If you don't have any contacts approach club-owners or promoters directly, hand them out mix-cds, offer to spin a few nights for free. Don't get scared if you have no luck at first. You'll eventually be able to get this thing started.

    You should also read the following DJTT-article which covers that topic: http://www.djtechtools.com/2009/09/2...he-first-gigs/
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    hey, thanks for that article. I am new to this site and never saw it! Thanks for the advice so far, I think I am going to give it a try this weekend

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    Yeah, you've to keep it rolling. If you're not too bad (and even then) you've a good chance of getting yourself into the game.

    I'd normally point to the search-function, but the one built in Wordpress is atrocious.
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