• David delarosa

    hey what’s up I am DJ Delarosa so I’m trying to continue my career in teachingbut I also work as an tile installer and every little bit of money that I get for trying to save has to go into the bills but people still hit me up to DJ and I still do it for money or free my number one fans are the small onesauntie love meI like the attention of being a DJ and I love making the girls dance I play all different kinds of music it all depends on the crowd

  • DVJ Rick Kraft

    This is almost exactly the way I landed a sponsorship with Sony here in Taiwan. Didn’t think I’d land that at first, but because I had spent time to build up my Youtube and Facebook fan page and got interaction with fans out there, it ended up being successful. I’d honestly say, it’s better to wait until you have those things in place first before contacting companies. You only get one chance to make a first impression, though getting famous does a lot to mitigate that. I got the sponsorship with my 12th or so sponsor letter revision + phone calls, I’m now on my 20th and using MailChimp to do HTML emails. Good luck guys n gals!

    • Pedro

      Hey could you help me with something

  • dj twiggy

    this comment is for 4real. what if your a great dj but dont have the equipment to put on phenominal shows?? thats all i have to say

    • DVJ Rick Kraft

      I’ve never seen a great DJ without good equipment. That being said, there’s always… Rental Company Sponsorships! hehe

  • djwayld

    dj wayld dj dj hope

  • djwayld

    hi am dj wayld from ethopia i hav not dj mixer pleas if hop me may email is djwayld@yahoo.com pleas

  • sick-doctor

    Seriusly…after i read this article, i cannot sleep last night!!!

    WOW!!!!

    Sick Doctor
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    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/JulianE479

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/julian.ebeatz

  • Twalib Cosmic

    Am Dj Qosmic frm Kenya perhaps the youngest Dj in Kenya basically i have a passion in Djing n i would lyk any sponsor out there to help me accomplish my dream by helping me get Dj equipment which will help raise the Djing bar higher in Kenya as it helps me progress with an initiative i have started to help drug addicts in my neighbourhood please help me my email address is twalibqosmic@gmail.com and facebook Twalib Qosmic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/montravious.thomas Montravious Thomas

    im a dj with absolutely NOTHING but some skullcandy headphones, any advice??

    • DVJ Rick Kraft

      You can get by without equipment for awhile, make mix CDs and start building your fan page, mixcloud and youtube. Before long you will need to buy equipment though, unless you share with a friend/studio, but invest in good quality gear- You don’t need Pioneer 2000 CDJs and mixer, but you should at least get a CDJ-1000/900 and a DJM-900/800. I went the vinyl route so I have Techinics 1210MK5s+DJM900 (and Numark DXM-06 and CDJ400s for mobile performances.) Pro equipment gets you trained up and ready for the big leagues. Stay away from all-in-one controllers, they’ll waste your money buying the wrong thing, and pro clubs and DJs won’t take you seriously.
      I’m using Sony MDR-V55′s and they are leagues better than my Sennheiser HD-215′s. You don’t need Beats. And while I’m dispelling myths, you don’t need an Apple notebook, either.

  • Chimwemwe whayo

    Hallow, my name is Chimwemwe
    Lebo Whayo aged 29, I’m a Malawian (Central Africa) and little trained to be a
    Professional Dj, Music is part of my life and most of the time I used to be
    called to do my job in most clubs and in many shows but I failed due to lack of
    dj equipments. What I’m asking from you is, please may you sponsor me Dj
    equipments. Whatever you can sponsor will be appreciated and it will change my
    life. My email is chimwemwewhayo@yahoo.com or contacts me through facebook
    (chimwemwe lebo whayo

    Waiting to hear from you.

    God bless you

  • http://www.facebook.com/Phil.Bacon0710 Phil Bungle Bacon

    Surely the best sponsorship would be that of red bull/monster/relentless or another energy type drink, and a slogan change from red bull gives you wings to powering dj’s since 199_

  • E.T. Le

    This post has always sat in the back of my mind, and with the past couple of visits to HQ, I can’t help but wonder if there’s another way around sponsorship? Why does everything have to be sponsored? See here, I head a group that used to be very Pioneer-centric. However, only one person is our SOLE provider for the Pioneer equipment. Eventually, we all branched away to find alternative equipment to work with our personal budgets.In the end, our group has become diverse in what we use now.
    I can’t see how our group would ever be sponsored, as we’re all just for fun, and though the idea of being sponsored is indeed very enticing, I wonder if there was something else. In something else, I mean if there’s any way to affiliate with someone or something without compromising our finances and sorting through the legal dabble?

    So I thought, how about earning support? It’s something we’ve earned from the little followers we have, but would it make a difference if a bigger name was involved? 
    There should be a difference between me saying, “Check out ‘s stuff, they’re great!” and  “We’d like to thank for supporting us. They know we love them, so check out their stuff!”
    Seems like free back scratching with no legal mumbo-jumbo, right? Or am I naive in this field of thinking?
    (Fanboyism, aside, wouldn’t that be great if I can say that with DJTT?) 

  • Ayoyoism

    Helo. I’m currently a Club Dj In need of a Sponsorship to fulfill my dream of becoming o pro dj.I come from south Africa.I’m 18 years and currently making headlines in my hometown of being the youngest club dj.Its my 1st year Studying Genetics In the University of the Free state and id like to work with you guys.You can find me on Facebook by the the details “Mpho Mario Seing”(no quotation marks needed) 

  • 206geo206

    it would be great to get sponsor well it will help a lot to concentrate more in working on music than working 8hr out the day just to save up for the equipment you need but if you have love a passion for music you will do what a takes i personal have a mixtrack pro an run off virtual dj other dj look at me funny because im here playing at the clubs they play at while they have a set ten times more better an expensive than me but to me it don’t matter some day i will be able to have a set like that i never lose my hopes http://soundcloud.com/condjgeo check me out on soundcloud all done with mixtrack pro an virtual dj but ill would love to get sponsor an let everyone know at my gig what hardware an software i have 

  • Viktorholik

    hey im a new dj and i wanne get a sponsorship can someone  sponsor me plz peopel 
    say im good here is my song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zi0PgGAU5k 

    plz give me a mail viktorholik@hotmail.com

  • Djcoco 14

    i would love to get sponsorship i am a mixtape dj and i make beats for artist im start my own online radio show too i have my mixtapes up at datpiff.com soundcloud.com i am a female dj from miami i go by dj coco 
    follow me on twitter @djcoco7:twitter 

  • Richie Hawtin

    This post leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth.  My best suggestion would be to do what you do, be the best you can be, and then sponsorship and other collaborations will come to you… and perhaps be a better fit to you as a DJ/artist rather than going out there ‘looking’ for free stuff.

  • Richie Hawtin

    This post leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth.  My best suggestion would be to do what you do, be the best you can be, and then sponsorship and other collaborations will come to you… and perhaps be a better fit to you as a DJ/artist rather than going out there ‘looking’ for free stuff.

    • Mac_desi

      Actually to extend on that, there is no such thing as “FREE” !. Everything has a price ! So do your best, make the product a good one (Music) Put it out ! and keep some patience, Sooner or later greater opportunities might start coming in your life.     

    • DVJ Rick Kraft

      Not to be offensive Mr. Hawtin, but you do have 827,000 likes on Facebook. :) Although I agree that picking from offers would be a better fit to a growing artist, the reality is that us underdogs have to hustle for what we get, before we reach that level. However, as you ascend the ladder, certainly you should be more focused on which sponsorships will benefit you career-wise, as you mentioned. Much respect to you!

  • Djdevlar

    Great article, thanks!

  • Djdevlar

    Great article, thanks!

  • 4real

    the elephant in the room here is anyone good/interesting enough for a sponsorship doesn’t give a shit about the gear, because they are already what works well for them and focus on the music.

  • 4real

    the elephant in the room here is anyone good/interesting enough for a sponsorship doesn’t give a shit about the gear, because they are already what works well for them and focus on the music.

  • Elvis

    chances are this is not going to happen at all unless you are already a big name in whatever niche you occupy. so spend your time and effort becoming famous, sponsorship will follow naturally.

  • Elvis

    chances are this is not going to happen at all unless you are already a big name in whatever niche you occupy. so spend your time and effort becoming famous, sponsorship will follow naturally.

  • Elvis

    chances are this is not going to happen at all unless you are already a big name in whatever niche you occupy. so spend your time and effort becoming famous, sponsorship will follow naturally.

  • Andrew

    As a Team Manager in an unrelated field (surfing). You need to sell me on how I am going to make more money then I am giving out. We (Marketing and team managers) get hit up all day long! Seperate yourself by making sure your email is directed towards me and isn’t “DearCompany” Also Sponsorship doesn’t end when you get signed, you need to update me on everything. I want pocasts, soundclouds, tagged on facebook and twitter, photos, videos, positive usable reviews for our website and advertizing.

    • Banyans

      Yo Andrew who ya work for?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000412374804 Igor Warzocha

        nice joke :)))

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000412374804 Igor Warzocha

        Nice joke :)))

  • Andrew

    As a Team Manager in an unrelated field (surfing). You need to sell me on how I am going to make more money then I am giving out. We (Marketing and team managers) get hit up all day long! Seperate yourself by making sure your email is directed towards me and isn’t “DearCompany” Also Sponsorship doesn’t end when you get signed, you need to update me on everything. I want pocasts, soundclouds, tagged on facebook and twitter, photos, videos, positive usable reviews for our website and advertizing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/santiagoparamo Santiago Paramo

    Great stuff here. Thanks for sharing this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/santiagoparamo Santiago Paramo

    Great stuff here. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Djreact879

    This is something that I’ve been looking to get into recently. Good article I will def use this to help with my gamplan.

  • Djreact879

    This is something that I’ve been looking to get into recently. Good article I will def use this to help with my gamplan.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting article. Thanks for the tips. I’d also like to hear from DJs who have actually gotten a sponsorship and how it went. Easy, hard work, etc.?:)

    scamo

    • armyofme4340

      I’m sponsored and get free gear, However, I’ve spent years building subscribers and a following on YouTube.
      Aside from building that following you also have to make sure you keep
      your skills in tip top shape, keep up with technology, and continue to
      put our updated content. Persistence is key.

      So it’s not easy work, it’s not hard work because you are doing what you like. Obviously the pay-off in terms of finance is not in your favor. The amount of money it cost to get an s4 does not make financial sense in terms of hours you spend working on building a following. But when you do get there, it starts become easy and it’s a nice re-enforcement to you as a musician knowing that companies are willing to give you product based on you as a creative DJ/Musician.

      • Anonymous

        Hey Priscilla. Thanks for the answer. So you already get free stuff, ey? Nice.:)

        scamo

      • Anonymous

        Hey Priscilla. Thanks for the answer. So you already get free stuff, ey? Nice.:)

        scamo

      • Anonymous

        Hey Priscilla. Thanks for the answer. So you already get free stuff, ey? Nice.:)

        scamo

  • Anonymous

    Interesting article. Thanks for the tips. I’d also like to hear from DJs who have actually gotten a sponsorship and how it went. Easy, hard work, etc.?:)

    scamo

  • Anonymous

    Interesting article. Thanks for the tips. I’d also like to hear from DJs who have actually gotten a sponsorship and how it went. Easy, hard work, etc.?:)

    scamo

  • http://www.facebook.com/pdxmicah Micah C’Leste

    I’ve actually just started working on this recently. Everybody likes free stuff, and to feel like they’re repping something bigger. Thanks for the info, and motivation!