I’ve been so busy lately. This is a good thing. I am at my happiest when I am busy, it stops me from being a dick and more importantly it means I usually am being creative in some shape or form, and that is very rewarding.
The other day, while I was cleaning the terrace of sand (whilst you were maybe shovelling snow ?) I remember thinking that it had been some time since I had the urge or indeed the spare time to write any kind of blog of importance. It goes without saying that by the time I had finished my general chores, without even wanting to my mind had come across a few different topics worthy of a blog.
As you know.. I don’t blog for any other reason than because I want to, there are no ulterior motives because I no longer feel the need to play the game and be in people’s faces either pushing myself, my parties or my music. This comes to my first topic.
A random thought that I can’t even remember having prompted me to make an update on Facebook earlier.
There is a lot more to becoming a recognised DJ/Producer than just being a good DJ/Producer. Up your game if you REALLY want success !
This opened up a small line of debate but I think it could go on and on. The problem, as I see it, nowadays is that people don’t want to be seen to be constantly pushing themselves and yet if you don’t do it, how are people going to hear about you ? On the flip side, there are those who are CONSTANTLY posting links to their mixes/productions/pages etc. I don’t mean once in a while, I mean ALL the time. This is counter-productive. I am no marketing guru but I do believe I know how to create awareness of something/anything without it becoming intrusive. That is the key. I am also about to do a similar blog regarding marketing on my other WardsW***** address. I won’t mention it.. but if you want to you can go and take a look at the lovely new revamp I gave it at the weekend. Looking VERY slick now !
The point of the above ? None, really. I could rant on and on but it isn’t a rant as such. Maybe you guys can share what you feel works best for you so that others can emulate it ? What are you doing to attract new fans ? Who else do you feel have it spot on in regards to marketing and what is it that they do that is so different ?
The other question, and this was the main one that came into my head on Saturday whilst listening to a podcast of someone else….
Is it arrogant to use DJ mixing software that DOES have a sync button on it, and NOT use the sync button ? Especially if you aren’t the best mixer in the world. Why would you NOT want your mixes to be as tight as possible to make the flow of the whole session better and (subjective) easier to listen to for others ?
There is no right or wrong answer on that one !