As DJs, we’re always on the lookout for new opportunities and connections, and who would have thought LinkedIn would turn out to be our secret weapon? Well, buckle up and prepare to be enlightened, because it’s time to swap those decks for a keyboard and dive into the world of LinkedIn.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “LinkedIn? Really? Isn’t that the place where people in suits pretend to be more professional than they actually are?” Well, yes, but that’s not all it is. You see, LinkedIn has become an untapped goldmine for DJs searching for promoters, bookers, and industry insiders. And guess what? They’re all there, doing announcements, receiving congratulations, and mingling with each other in the comment section. So, why aren’t you there?
But here’s the real kicker: you can find the direct contact for every role of every event in dance music on LinkedIn. And with the help of Chrome extensions like RocketReach, you can get their direct email addresses, too. So instead of going through the usual channels and hoping your message doesn’t get lost in the shuffle, you can get straight in touch with the people who matter. And if you prefer a more casual approach, just hop over to their Instagram and slide into their DMs!
Let’s face it, every promoter you need to speak to is on LinkedIn, and you can even find their email addresses. How’s that for a game-changer? But it’s not just about getting their contact info; it’s about nurturing those leads by commenting, celebrating, sharing, and giving their posts some love.
Think about it: Have you ever posted something on Instagram or Facebook without reading the comments? Of course not! Promoters are no different; they’re humans too. When they post something, they read the comments. And when you’re the one leaving those comments, they’ll start to recognize your name. Next time you slide into their inbox, it won’t be an awkward “Who’s this stranger?” moment. Instead, it’ll be more like, “Ah, I know this person! They’re always leaving nice comments on my posts!”
So, fellow DJs, it’s time to put on your networking hats and get to work on LinkedIn. Utilize those direct contacts, send those personalized emails, and make those connections count. And who knows? You might just find yourself rubbing virtual elbows with the promoters you’ve always wanted to work with. After all, who knew LinkedIn was a great place for DJs to find direct contacts and make things happen?