It’s pointless killing something you’re trying to become.

Posted: July 23, 2011 in DJ 101

We all aspire to be a “somebody” or someone great one day. We even have role models and people we imitate everyday. It might be someone you see on TV, read about on magazines or someone close to you like your mom, Doctor or a community leader.

The world has taught us to pursue our dreams. The dream can be different from the next person. You might want to be a Tenderpreneur, Doctor, Dancer, Engineer, Nurse or the next world class DJ/Producer but at the end of the day, you’ll take the necessary steps to become that person.

For example, if you want to be a Doctor you’ll get good grades at school, find the right institution to teach you the ins and outs, pay exorbitant fees and stick out the seven years or however long it takes for you to acquire your dream.

Why is it then different with the music industry? There are a lot of people interested in being part of the music industry; artists, bloggers, artist managers, business people, producers and DJs. You’ll come across a lot of so called upcoming DJs who say they want to be a DJ and yet they’ve never bought a compilation by their favourite DJ/Producer, visited a record bar, legally downloaded music and went to see their role model performing or DJing live. Where as, becoming a Doctor or pursuing other traditional careers we do everything by the book. I’m not preaching. I’m merely putting the question out there.

I know music is easily accessible. One day, you’ll spend days producing a hot track or spend months and loads of money putting together a compilation that will end up being easily accessible. So, don’t be surprised when it doesn’t sell. We’re all guilty of this, but I don’t want to be the next DJ Clock. If you want to be the next Kent or Professor start supporting them by buying their music and going to their gigs, who knows you might learn a thing or two from them which will be useful towards becoming THE DJ.


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