The first meeting of the National Association of Disc Jockeys London Branch will take place on Monday February 27th at the Dukes Meadows Golf Club in Chiswick (Dan Mason Drive, W4 2SH) from 7.30 to 10pm.
The meeting is set to include a presentation from Dave Reed who will talk about DJ pricing and how DJs can increase their income. Social Media expert Naheed Hanif will also speak about using Social Networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to get more business. Paul 'Tech' Bouzan is planning a series of future seminars on the technical side of Sound and Lighting and will use this meeting to find out what topics NADJ members would like to see covered. Finally, Scott Bye from Virtual DJ will give an overview of this popular DJ software and also take requests from those present for future, more in-depth, presentations on specific topics related to Virtual DJ.
Local retailer Knight Sound & Light from Hanwell in West London have arranged a speaker comparison between the Bose L1 and the HK Elements system with reps from both HK & Bose attending. Alongside presentations and discussions, the attendees will be shown the latest in music and video by Richard Lee from Mastermix and David Brown from Promo Only.
One of the key DJs involved in setting up the new branch is Tony Winyard who spoke to Pro Mobile about the importance of NADJ London: “For the past 30 years or more there have been no regular meetings in London for mobile DJs and no real representation from any of the associations. It hasn't been so bad for those in South London as they have SEDA which isn't too far south of the capital, but for those of us on the north side of the river it wasn't as easy. Because of this there has been little networking of DJs in London, very little knowledge sharing and very few education opportunities for young DJs starting out in our industry, and also for the older hands looking to learn some new tricks. My hope is that NADJ London will address those issues and see a much stronger DJ community in the capital. I look forward to meeting you all on the 27th.”
The aim of the new NADJ London Branch is to improve the marketing, skills, income and customer service - amongst other things - of DJs in the London area. Future meetings will be held in different parts of the capital, with various retailers and manufacturers being involved. At present a second meeting, to be held in East London in April, is in the planning stage.
Any DJs wishing to find out more and be involved are encouraged to join the Facebook Group
where you can have input on the content and locations of future meetings.