• JamieCherish

    Was part 3 or 4 ever released?

  • Ben Thomson

    This article is every that DJing should not be about. If in the middle of your set you think about social media then you are a disgrace to humanity.

  • steamfunk

    horrible article, please say it was a joke…

  • Joaquin DJ-Thunder Mejia

    This is some pretty cool stuff . The only thing I would stray away from is praising yourself after most if not any gigs . I personally think it looks really lame for a DJ to say ” I destroyed club ” so-and-son” ” or some other cheesy thing that is heavily opinion based. If you truly did a great job then other people will say it for you. This leads into my personal tip that i teach dj’s new to twitter. One of the great things about twitter is that it lets you search tweets by keywords way better than facebook and since people tend to tweet more per day than make facebook post ( in my experience ) , this improves your chances of being mentioned. So after every major party i do , i search ” DJ Thunder ” and also the name of the party or club to see if anyone said anything positive about either. I then thank them for coming out and tell them to follow me if they would like to know about future events . This has greatly helped to make myself known to people who otherwise would had forgotten about me or couldn’t figure out my name while drunk at the club.

  • Matsuki

    terry church please shoot yourself!!! this article is a moronic garbage.

  • Ben

    I think a lot of DJs need to read this. Its been a long time since we have had some decent social media for younger DJS. so much spam, no ‘stop, think, engage, etc’

  • Aker

    Good article Terry, good tips! You ran da trap! ;-) I schedule my stuff sometimes, it seems to work.

  • Anonymous

    Great article! We just had Pegboard Nerds come through last night.They were very vocal and active on the twitter tip which helped push the show. When I asked they about it, they said that they always make an effort to connect w/ fans and help push the shows for promoters. Terry I’m gonna expand on this more in my video blog if you don’t mind ;)

  • DUDA!

    great article!

  • Osvaldo Martins Torquati

    Good tips Terry, I´m following your advices and I´ve already increased the number of my social media fans.

  • christen

    Really loving dis series on social media for djs… it’s very important for sure. you will never make it as a dj these days unless u have a fanbase on social media. I even seen famous djs from the past disappear cos no one will book them because they don’t have any fans online. its the future of everything, weather we like it or not.

  • Luis Hernández

    Reading about recording, I think its a good idea. However, how to do a proper live recording? You know, good quality music sound and the crowd going bananas. At the moment I’m a controllerist so i can use serato for set recording but how the heck can I record the crowd going bananas?!

  • Anon

    Be natural.

  • twig

    I think advertising the shit outa ya is not helping you beeing “real”, but just showing you’re one of another 100.000 douches who whant to make a living out of djing.

  • tony

    This is participation trophy stuff imo, If your a very well know dj then people might give a rats arse what you have to say on social media,but for most djs working in most clubs who cares what we have to say!

  • Mike Stannard

    I find the whole concept of a “strategy” regarding personal expression to be messed up. I mean, one should careful about one says on social media, but crafting comments to advance a career just sounds like contrived bullshit.

  • Rix

    Great stuff guys!!

  • Alex Jahn

    I think this was insightful and an eye opener to all DJs. I am guilty of making the same cheesy content posts for almost every gig or every new weekly mix that i upload. I also like the tip below about not posting anything negative because your fans do want you to succeed. Hence thats why they are your fans. I look forward to exploring this site more and reading more tips that you guys have to offer. This site is definitely going in my bookmarks :)

    • Fugazi

      Welcome aboard

  • Robert Wulfman

    but what if you don’t have any gigs?

    • Anonymous

      then you’re doing it wrong

    • Joaquin DJ-Thunder Mejia

      work house parties for friends and if your good enough word will spread around about you, than someone will be willing to trust you with their night or that u have a good enough fan base to justify paying you . Remember that its a business so no one will pay you to chase ur dreams unless there is a profit return for them.

      • Luis Hernández

        I totally agree. 3 of my first gigs were at some local bars and all of them I played for free, just a simple invitation to gain some renown. After that I started to throw bangers at some friends parties and well I admit this a good way to start gaining some reputation and to increase your skills. There is a huge difference between play at a DJ booth in some club/bar and playing in a folding table at your friends house party.

  • DubluW

    Nobody, read NOBODY cancels a game of thrones marathon.

  • Anonym

    I actually realized that those personal thoughts didn’t lead to more (positive responses from my) followers. And a fellow performer explained to me why: your crowd wants you to succeed. They don’t want to hear ”hmm, this didn’t go well” or ”hmm, this could have been better” especially if they were there themselves that night and were having the time of their life: it declines their experience and that’s a stupid thing to do, especially because they were the ones that actually showed up for you.

    Doesn’t mean you have to be dishonest, but I always try to point out only what was the coolest moment of the evening and leave the rest up for discussion with close friends – not my following as it doesn’t set anything but a negative vibe.

    • Jacob Bradshaw

      I agree. I think every DJ should try to put a positive spin on every action they encounter.

    • Rissa Garcia

      but even lamer is every gig is AMAZING….lol Let other people praise you – even strangers; never do it yourself.-proverbs

    • OrderedChaos

      I think if there are issues the fans will say enough themselves. Recently I saw Manufactured Superstars in New Orleans (I was so happy to get something remotely house while I’ve been down here working) and the promoters had done a pretty poor job as there was like 35 people there for their set.

      They put on a great set (exactly what I was needing down here) and they weren’t negative with their twitter or anything, but I was rather vocal about how disappointed I was with the turnout despite the quality set. Now they liked and retweeted some of my posts, but I think that’s much better than they themselves expressing negative thoughts on the turn out.

      • MaxatLarge

        No house scene in NO?

        • OrderedChaos

          Not on a regular basis. There are four clubs pretty much that will consistently play any electronic music, however one, Ampersand, sticks heavily to Trap and brostep.

          A second, Republic sticks to bounce and hip hop, but did have a Daft Punk tribute which was pretty fantastic on the House music front.

          The third being the Metro, which sticks pretty much to Open format so hits any sort of housier EDM every 5 or so songs.

          The fourth, Dragon’s Den will do heavy dubstep nights.

          There is one dj though, Reed Tribou who often closes events at Ampersand that plays some great house sets, however the place pretty much clears out by the time he goes on. He also has started doing minimal/tech/deep house sets at a lounge which is cool butmore of a mellow environment.

          Beyond that on the regular it’s pretty much all jazz/brass in Nola. Bukufest has some good diversity across all genres in March.

          I’m looking forward to returning to LA after this job as I can only handle so much trap.