Aug 04, 2015
The Dos and Don’ts Of Becoming A Successful DJ/Producer

Clearly the electronic music field has never been so competitive. With chances at success coming and going as fast as the next fleeting sound, tomorrow’s stars are resorting to some very interesting tactics, indeed. Some are great. Some are not. While an ideal approach to marketing oneself is a moving target, here are some things we know for sure.

DO: Use A Memorable, Punchy Name That People Can Find On Google


DON’T: Use Random Capitalization And Numbers And Get Upset When People Get It Wrong

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


DO: Cultivate Hype


DON’T: Expect You’ll Be A Mystery Forever

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


DO: Utilize Nostalgic Cartoon Or Video Game Imagery


DON’T: Commission CGI Versions Of Yourself

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


DO: Strive For Originality In Your Work


DON’T: Expect People Not To Compare It To Things

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


DO: Ask For Feedback


DON’T: Argue That They’re Wrong

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


DO: Craft Dynamic Productions


DON’T: Cram 10 Tracks Into One

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


DO: Work Toward An Optimal Output Rate


DON’T: Put Out A Half-Dozen Pieces Of Sh*t At Once

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


DO: Keep It Real


DON’T: Forget Where You Came From



DO: Reach Out To Relevant Websites With Personalized Emails


DON’T: Spam The Entire Internet

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


DO: Network As Much As You Can


DON’T: Make It Weird

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


DO: Offer Feedback On Others’ Work


DON’T: Comment With Your Mixtape

the dos and don'ts of becoming a successful producer


And Most Of All, Remember This

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