Development, Mentorship, & Coaching for DJ's
Yes we purposely did NOT use the word "Management"! Why? Simply put "management" is a loaded word. All too often when a DJ employs a "manager" the DJ thinks that they have now "made it" and suddenly a rockstar ego explodes, and the DJ kicks back and proceeds with doing absolutely nothing, mistakenly believing that it's up to their "manager" to do ALL the work!
NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH!
With a good "manager" who actually cares about you and your career, you will work harder and longer than you have ever worked before! You will love him and you will hate him! He will be both your angel and your devil. This is the person who is going to make sure you put in your 10,000 hours!
A DJ's "manager" is an advisor, confidant, counselor, organizer, industry buffer, cheerleader, protector, and champion! The bringer of good news and sometimes a shoulder to cry on. He or she sees things from a different perspective than the DJ (the "big picture"), and helps to devise a master plan that the DJ can follow in order to achieve their goals. A "manager" is usually able to make difficult decisions without taking things personally. They are essential for keeping the DJ professional, focused, and on track in their career. Communication, honesty and trust are key between the DJ and this person. If you truly put in your 10,000 hours, much of it will be spent around this person, so choose each other wisely.
So now without using the "M" word...
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Great reading here on building a DJ team!