From Digital DJ Tips, courtesy of Chris Mihas. Any of this sound familiar?
Having DJed for nearly 17 years, I’ve witnessed first-hand how the industry has evolved, and I must say this is an exciting time to be a DJ. One thing that I don’t find exciting, though, is the lack of knowledge people have about music nowadays.
Indeed, to be honest I find it very disappointing. I don’t ever recall a time when people were so unsure about song titles and artists, and nowhere is it clearer than when people try to give DJs song requests. If you’re a working DJ and you’re reading this, then I’m sure you can relate to my point.
I’ll bet you’ve had someone come to the booth and say something along these lines: “Um, do you have that song; it’s really popular right now?” or, “Do you have the song with that guy in it? I forget the name.”
I’ve often wondered to myself, why the heck is this happening? Has the general public always been this clueless about music and I’m just noticing this now?