Belgian DJs talk about chronic sleep problems

DJing is not a 9 to 5 gig. Irregular sleep cycles, lots of adrenaline and playing sets at all hours is part of the job. There is talk in the music industry about regularisation in terms of the maximum number of gigs or working days a DJ can work per year, but at the same time, it is that same music industry that upholds a rock’n’roll image of the DJ lifestyle.

What do DJs themselves think of their chronic lack of sleep and how do they cope?

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How To Build An Audience Through Strong Relationships: 4 uncommon networking tips for DJs

Networking is a vital part of building a career in music, without a doubt. However, for many DJs and producers networking is hard and some get totally socially anxious when they have to do it. 
So, to make networking easier, here are 4 uncommon networking tips for DJs and producers to help you along, without making you feel like a total fraud and that go beyond handing out business cards.

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The #1 mindset trick DJs and producers need to set themselves up for long-term success

There’s a treasure of tips and advice out there for DJs/producers who want to build a successful, long-term career. To be successful as a DJ/producer, you’ll have to start at the beginning: a positive mindset. Having a positive mindset allows you to make conscious choices for yourself and your career. And, you want to make sure you are in control of those choices. 

Understanding your mindset and how to change it is the first step in creating a healthy, self-empowering mindstyle in music. And there’s only 1 trick you need to set yourself up for long-term success, both in music and in life.

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4 secrets for DJs and producers to survive festival fever

Whether you’re flying all around the world, or travel around your own country to go from gig to gig, when summer comes it’s almost synonym to festival season and for some DJs it means they’ll be getting busier during that time. If you’re one of those people, you may want to read on to discover 4 secrets to help you navigate some of the particular struggles you’ll face and get a free guide with 30 well-being hacks on how to come out of the summer festival season (relatively) damage-free.

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How to get noticed as a DJ: 6 mindstyle tips and practical advice from music industry experts

One of the most frequently asked questions by DJs and producers in my practice is: How do I get more and better (paid) DJ gigs?

Talent isn't the only important thing to factor in when it comes to getting noticed and getting booked for a gig. It starts with a healthy, self-empowering mindstyle - having a clear vision of where you want to go and why so that you know how to put your well-being first, have the right mindset to navigate the pitfalls in a high-pressure environment and ensure longevity for your career and work relationships.

And, there’s more! There are a variety of ways for undiscovered DJs to get noticed by the right people. Hear what industry experts across different roles and from various companies, like Warner Records, Reform Radio and Disco Donnie Presents have to say and get cracking.

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The Mental Health Benefits of DJing Sober

There is a correlation between music and alcohol. For some, it’s a huge issue and it should be discussed more. It can be challenging to stay sober on the job when everyone else is drinking. So why do it? Explore the mental health benefits of staying sober while DJing and discover an amazing trick to help you out!

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Women Trust Their Struggle In Music On Mind The Music Radio In Honour of Women's Day

For the occasion of Women’s Day, this month’s episode of Mind The Music has 2 amazingly talented, strong women talk about their struggles in music.

 Struggles like the comparison hangover, being a mom and breaking through the glass ceiling in this male-dominated, whimsical, high-pressured environment are just a few of the topics that are being discussed. 

 Tune in on Reform Radio!

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3 habits that help you commit to your music career and balance your life every day

It’s easy to get overwhelmed fast in the music biz. You’re juggling so many things at the same time and most of that time you feel like you don’t have enough time. Time, time time, it can drive us crazy and lead to sudden moments of panic or confusion. Sometimes you just don’t know what to do anymore.
Use these 3 tips to stay calm, in control and ready to reach your goals both in music and in life!

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Mind The Music: discover how radio contributes to artist well-being

Radio is all about storytelling, developing a narrative that people can relate to and inspire to take positive action. It has the power to provide a safe space where you can cope with your feelings without the fear of being exposed before you’re ready and without running the risk of being criticized. This is beneficial, not only to your mental health, but also in terms of the costs and taboos that come with suffering from a mental illness.
And that’s exactly what Mind The Music wants to achieve.

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Here's 1 thing many DJs & producers have in common

I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME! I NEED MORE MORE TIME TO WORK ON MY MUSIC! Have you ever said this? I bet you have, all the effing time. I bet that oftentimes it’s difficult to balance your music and your life. And you may want more time to work on your music, am I right? You don’t need more time, you just need to decide. (Seth Godin)

Find out how + grab a free, fun, colourful and holistic way to setting goals!

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Are you an attention addict?

If you feel exhilarated after a set and can’t wait for the next one, if you can’t get enough of it and want more and more, does that make you - dare we say it with a shaming cliché - an “attention whore”?
Find out what’s actually behind all that. Sneak peek: one love, one heart.

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5 reasons why meditation can help DJs and producers cope with performance anxiety.

People working in music are on average three times more likely to be affected by anxiety and depression compared to the general public. Mental health issues can impact everyone. But given mental health issues are so prevalent in the music industry generally and especially in electronic music, what can be of help? There are a lot of reasons why meditation is such a powerful tool, also for DJs and producers.

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Are you afraid nobody will listen?

How important is it for you that people listen to your mixes? Are you looking for recognition and respect for your craft? Are you afraid nobody will listen to your DJ sets?

In this article, we’ll give you some insight on why it’s so important to be heard. And, we’re also providing a few practical tips on what you can do about it.

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Why are you making music?

Why are you making music? The answer to that question might seem evident, but is it really?
Know that you can figure it out and when you do, you will feel a much greater sense of purpose, you’ll feel more confident and excited about your craft!

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