5 Problems Every DJ Faces And How You Can Overcome Them
1. Terrible requests
Every DJ gets interrupted with requests from
people that don’t understand what you’re doing.
And while most DJs prefer to be left alone,
sometimes requests can actually help you read
a room. Don’t be afraid to hear them out; if it’s a
terrible request, you can always decline.
2. Writer’s Block
Writer’s block can manifest itself in multiple
ways for DJs. Sometimes it means not knowing
what song to play next, and sometimes it
means getting stuck when preparing a routine.
Fight through it by taking breaks and allowing
your mind to reset. Don’t force creativity.
3. Technical Issues
Every DJ faces technical issues at one point or
another. It can happen while setting up your
gear, or during a live set. No matter when it
occurs, stay calm and collected. Learn the ins
and outs of your hardware and software so that
you can solve any issue that may arise.
4. Getting paid
Whether you’re a mobile DJ or a club DJ, you
may experience the scenario of a client not
paying you for services rendered. This can be
due to a shady promoter or client, so always
make sure you’re clear about payment upfront.
Contracts and communication are the keys to
keeping your business tight.
5. Getting burned
Getting burned refers to an opening club DJ that
plays all the hits before the headliner. If this
happens to you, stay calm and get creative.
There’s so much music out there to play so stay
focused and think of other tracks you can drop
to keep your crowd happy.
What other problems have encountered? Drop in the comment below!