Advice series

Sharing my experience and answering your questions on music production, DJing, performing, marketing, management, and other aspects of the music industry.

Read more about the series and how to submit your questions in the advice section.

127 posts

My thoughts on what a DJ actually does, what is the main purpose of a DJ, and what tools a DJ use to achieve that task.

 No comments    417   7 mo   Advice   DJing

“Please explain the theory ((/blog/all/energy-mixing/ about energy levels)). Why lower it, and when? And when to raise it? How do you know it doesn’t work because it’s boring and needs to be more exciting or because everyone is tired and needs to be calm?”. A question from Ilya Birman

 No comments    519   10 mo   Advice   DJing   John 00 Fleming

The opening DJ is one of the most underrated roles in the club event format. But who are these “opening” DJs? What they should be doing and what things they must avoid? Watch the video about it.

 No comments    211   1 y   Advice   Advice video series   DJing

What does releasing music really do? How much income can be earned from a track on a big curated playlist? What should one expect when signing a track to a label? All of this I’’m talking about in a new video

What to use, how to connect, set up and process in order to get a high-quality DJ set recorded live with crowd noise.

 1 comment    1304   2022   Advice   DJing

Another nice little thing about the advice section that few people will appreciate (and that’s OK)

 No comments    376   2022   Advice   My websites and blog

Finally, the advice series got its own separate section on the site.

 No comments    218   2022   Advice   My websites and blog

“Can I use any tracks I like for my podcast without changing them? Say, download them from the internet, mix them up, and put them on Apple Podcasts? Do I need permission from each label and artist?”. A question from Aiya

 No comments    638   2022   Advice   Legal   Music Industry   SoundCloud   Spotify   YouTube

Two important techniques in DJing that might help you to control the energy level of the set and the dynamics of the dance floor.

 1 comment    2609   2021   Advice   DJing

“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

 No comments    455   2021   A&R   Advice   Productivity
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