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  • How To Get Started As A DJ In 6 Steps

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    In this video I explain the 6 step process of becoming a professional DJ. Download the free PDF version of the guide here:

    Step 1: Pick and tune your DJ profile
    Are you a mainstream DJ? A underground DJ or a event DJ?

    Step 2: Build your music collection
    Start with what you love and find similar artists and label until you have collected at least 200 tracks.

    Step 3: Get your gear
    Three versions of gear depending on how much you can afford: zero, 500 or 2,200 $

    Step 4: Learn the basic skills
    Learn the technical skills:
    • Setting up your gear*
    • Editing playlists*
    • Beat matching*
    • Mixing*
    • Mixing in Key*• Sound engineering for DJs**

    And people- / marketing-skills:
    Promoting yourself**
    Finding gigs**
    Dealing with club managers and promoters**
    Dealing with song requests**
    Reading the crowd**
    Dealing with your own anxiety**

    * Learn this in the Traktor DJ Course
    ** Read more about this on

    Step 5: Set up your social media profiles:
    - Facebook page
    - SoundCloud profile
    - MixCloud profile
    - Website

    Step 6: Get gigs
    - Promote your social profiles and website
    - Leverage your social network. Ask for introductions
    - Get to know the club owners and promoters in your area
    - Get listed in online DJ-booking agencies
    - Approach event companies

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