January 15th, 2013
Got a day job? Then be smart and use our tips to help you in your future DJ career… Pic: DJ Booth
Last week we saw how DJing can help you as you progress in your career. But many people dream of giving up their day jobs and DJing full time eventually. That’s great – except being a full-time DJ is incredibly difficult. That’s why for most DJs, a day job – at least for a while – is part of the reality.
However, the good news is that your day job can actually help you with your DJing, giving you the chance to pick a whole host of skills that you’ll find invaluable in your future DJing career. That’s what we’re going to look at today.
November 22nd, 2012
DJing at night can actually make you more successful in your day job… here’s how.
It’s amazing how much the lessons I learned in a club as a DJing helped when I got my “real” career outside DJing. In fact, I highly recommend DJing as a great training program for any type of creative career… and it’s a hell of a lot more fun than most internships.
Although I’m not driving a Bentley sipping champagne with supermodels, I’ve pretty much made my living as a creative professional for 20 years: as a designer, producer, animator, creative director, college instructor, and yes, a DJ. The companies I’ve worked with were also diverse: software corporations (Microsoft) and entertainment conglomerates (MTV Networks), plus small businesses and funky art projects. It’s amazing how many times at all these various places I’ve thought, “Yup, this is just like DJing at the club…”