A new live streaming site for DJs launched recently, called Chew. It’s a free service that lets you broadcast both video and audio of your DJ set, whether you’re in the club or in your bedroom. You can use a laptop with a webcam or a professional camera set-up to stream your DJ sets, and soon you’ll be able to stream using your mobile device too (the Chew mobile app is currently in an early testing stage).
While we always recommend making mixtapes for both improving your skills and marketing yourself as a DJ, broadcasting your DJ sessions live is another great way to intensify your practice sessions: It’s possible to receive immediate feedback on your performance, and – especially if you don’t DJ out as much as you’d like – it’s a good way of getting at least some of that “buzz”.
Of course, A video broadcast also lets folk see how you perform while you’re DJing, which is becoming more and more important these days. One to watch (pun intended!).
• Check out the Chew website to watch streams and to sign up for a free account.
Have you tried live broadcasting your DJ sets before using Ustream or similar? Does a service like this specifically for DJs appeal to you? Let us know in the comments.