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Shejay : Online female DJ booking agency & dance music ezine

Shejay : Online female DJ booking agency & dance music ezine | More Women needed in the EDM Scene | Scoop.it
Shejay : Online female DJ booking agency & dance music ezine.
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The DJ 'Shejay' says in this interview that female DJ's get turned away more often than not, but once you get the chance to play music and you're good at what you do, it gives you a legitimate chance to stand out and prove yourself in the male world of DJ'ing

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How to Be Recognised As a Good Female DJ

How to Be Recognised As a Good Female DJ | More Women needed in the EDM Scene | Scoop.it
If you think that all disc jockeys are men, women can have that occupation, too. Here are these steps. First, you need to be good. Just because your friends tell you that you are; if you are a DJ, you know they usually can't tell the...
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This is a good reference point for female DJ's to read about how to rise through the ranks of the EDM scene.

1. Be good

2. Get the right mix/ Know your crowd

3. Get people to dance

4. Expose your music to various clubs

5. Get to know the staff at the venue

6. Have Demo CD's with you

7. Consider a Manager

8. Know your gigs may be short at first

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Where Are the Women in EDM?

Where Are the Women in EDM? | More Women needed in the EDM Scene | Scoop.it
In the past three years, one woman has ranked in DJ Magazine's yearly Top 100 DJs poll. (Lisa Lashes, #75,...
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Only one female DJ in the past three years has been on the top 100's DJ poll. There needs to be more diversity. I feel there is alot of talent out there not being recognized due to the fact that the majority of DJ's in the EDM scene are men.

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Girls Gone Vinyl: The Untold Story of Female DJs

Girls Gone Vinyl: The Untold Story of Female DJs | More Women needed in the EDM Scene | Scoop.it
Girls Gone Vinyl: The Untold Story of Female DJs is a documentary about women in a male-dominated industry, their stories, and their inspiration.
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This documentary coming out later this month should help inspire more females to begin producing music and DJ'ing.

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Despite Being Underrepresented, Female DJs Say There's No Crying in EDM

Despite Being Underrepresented, Female DJs Say There's No Crying in EDM | More Women needed in the EDM Scene | Scoop.it
See Also: Did EDC Live Up to the Hype? Let's Ask the DJs Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour...
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You have to be a male DJ to have a good show. If you are enjoying yourself then your audience will too.

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Where Are the Women in EDM? - Los Angeles - Music - West Coast Sound

Where Are the Women in EDM? - Los Angeles - Music - West Coast Sound | More Women needed in the EDM Scene | Scoop.it

Striking that there's so few women in #EDM and also in the #startup scene.  This article points out that part of it may be due to intimidation of technology.  But the 'ole boys club and lack of mentors or examples of female entrepreneurs to aspire to is absolutely a reason.  What do others think?  ~ Tonia

 

In the past three years, one woman has ranked in DJ Magazine's yearly Top 100 DJs poll. (Lisa...

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The Pro's of having more Female DJ's:

- More diversity in the Scene

- Can relate better to the female crowd

- More Creative Styles

The Con's of having more Female DJ's:

- It makes Club Promoters have to appeal to a whole new type of DJ

- The EDM scene caters more to males as DJ's

- People are not used to it 

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