5 Rules For Playing Music In Public (For Non-DJs)

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
beginner Club/Festival DJing
Last updated 5 February, 2019


We’re all about training for DJs and DJ/producers… but sometimes (let’s be honest, lots of the time), music in public is played by non-DJs. The soundtrack in your gym. The music in your favourite restaurants. Clothes shops, hairdressers, hotel receptions… you name it. And to be charitable, a lot of the time the poor souls put in charge of hitting “play” in such places make a real mess of it.

So here, we discuss the five rules for playing music in public not for DJs, but for NON-DJs. Please share this with anyone you know who’s you feel could do with a gentle nudge in the right direction, and also, share your experiences of “music played in public” (good and bad) by non-DJs below. Finally, if you have any extra rules, again – let us know in the comments!

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What are your rules when it comes to playing music in public? Let us know below.

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