In the advice series, I’m sharing my experience and answering your questions on such topics as DJing, production, performance, management, marketing in the music industry and beyond. Send me your questions via this lovely button:
“Tell me how you organize the process of listening to music: demos coming to the label and just new releases in different genres. Do you listen on the speakers or on headphones? How do you manage to stay focused on the music to listen to all the tracks thoroughly?”. Answering the questions from Nikolay Glazyrin
Making music “just for yourself” and “for a career” is a big difference. And here’s why.
“Alright, I’ve learned how to mix the tracks. What to do next? How to grow?”. Advice to Nikita
What are those and should you follow them? Let’s find out.
Sometimes I get questions in the advice series that boil down to, “Can I do this or that?” or “Can I not do that?
“What are the pros and cons of releasing a track directly through a distributor, without a label? What are the pitfalls of this process?”
A few thoughts on the pictures from DJs’ gigs and advice based on my own failure.
During the sets, I try to put a laptop next to the decks when possible. But it’s not there to run a DJ program like many people think whether it’s Traktor or Rekordbox or something
No matter when my set time is – at 1 or 4 AM, I always try to arrive at the venue prior to the doors opening, especially if it’s the first time
It is commonly believed that “there are more DJs than there are people”, “everyone is a DJ these days”, and that DJing is a very highly competitive market