Chances are that your first gig as a DJ will be something small and maybe even family related. The best chance you have of getting a gig is through a family member or by hosting a wedding or some other party. Christmas is always a good time.
It is important that you take your DJ responsibilities seriously no matter what type of gig you get. You will get work by word of mouth as a DJ. This is true even if you work in a club. If you have a good reputation, one of showing up on time, making people happy, playing the right music and doing your job, you will get good references. If you have a poor reputation, word will get around. No matter how talented you think you are, no matter how good of a performer you think you are, you have to give the people what they want or else you are not going to get any more work. It is as simple as that.
- Make sure that you test all of your equipment before your first gig. You should have a pretty good idea of what people want when you do this gig as well as any special requests for songs.
- You should ask whoever is hiring you for the gig if there are any songs that they want to be performed at the event or any games.
- Make sure that you have the music and that you do a test run. Most of the time, events where someone hires a DJ is a once in a lifetime event. For you, this is just a job, but for some people, they plan this event for months and in some cases, even years. In many cases, it is a once in a lifetime event.
- Make sure that there is nothing that you are leaving out. If, for some reason, you are doing a wedding, the guests, as well as those in the wedding, will depend on you to keep the party going and to make sure that you make everyone happy with the music.
- Always be professional.
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