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    Need help coming up with a DJ name

    I'm trying to get a DJ business off the ground but I'm at a total loss as to what to call it or myself. I need something catchy. Anyone got any suggestions? I'll take all the help I can get. I don't want it to sound cheesy if I can help it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griftor View Post
    I'm trying to get a DJ business off the ground but I'm at a total loss as to what to call it or myself. I need something catchy. Anyone got any suggestions? I'll take all the help I can get. I don't want it to sound cheesy if I can help it.
    mine on WPLJ is youtubeneil, because i do all the un-official youtube video's for the station whenever a big event occurs.. you gotta use play's on stuff you like, or your job...

    something like Rapper Ray, or Turntable tim... ;o)
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    what's your target clientele?
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    Well my music library starts in the 80s and includes everything up to the present. I DJ the dances for the high school my wife teaches at, and I'd also like to do weddings.
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    I don't know, it always sound cool for a DJ to be called: DJ Sal-Ame
    Or based by your forum nick: DJ'Riftor
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    How about TECTONIC - or, better yet, TECH-TRONIC.

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    DJ OldSkool DJ8Bit DJ88(MPH)?
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    Guess who pays for DJ services? Boring adults. Use a boring adult name that doesn't make you sound like an idiot drug-addled house dj. DJ Etc… which is not good for making money from other boring adults.

    Greg's Reliable Dj Service

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    None of those names are exciting, and they're not cheesy. They're normal… and that's what you want to seem when you're selling DJ services. Why? Because DJing means that you're going to be at ONE-TIME events… you have to be seen as really reliable. DJ's have a bad reputation of being weird, flaky idiots… deserved or not, they have that rep. I often find that any time a DJ comes up, everyone kind of groans about selecting one…. when that should be the FUN part of setting up an event. Unfortunately it's not. The more normal, professional, and reliable you make yourself sound, the more calls you'll get. That's the FIRST and more important hurdle. You gotta get called. If you wanna do weddings and schools, try to sound like you're serious about your "business" and not just your lifestyle.. You'll be glad you did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mahuti View Post
    Guess who pays for DJ services? Boring adults. Use a boring adult name that doesn't make you sound like an idiot drug-addled house dj. DJ Etc… which is not good for making money from other boring adults.

    Greg's Reliable Dj Service

    Professional DJ & Dance Service

    A-1 DJ

    Smithtown DJ Services

    None of those names are exciting, and they're not cheesy. They're normal… and that's what you want to seem when you're selling DJ services. Why? Because DJing means that you're going to be at ONE-TIME events… you have to be seen as really reliable. DJ's have a bad reputation of being weird, flaky idiots… deserved or not, they have that rep. I often find that any time a DJ comes up, everyone kind of groans about selecting one…. when that should be the FUN part of setting up an event. Unfortunately it's not. The more normal, professional, and reliable you make yourself sound, the more calls you'll get. That's the FIRST and more important hurdle. You gotta get called. If you wanna do weddings and schools, try to sound like you're serious about your "business" and not just your lifestyle.. You'll be glad you did.

    Really good advice. I guess Siren's Song Music Mixers is out, heh.

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    DJ JD! That way your logo can incorporate some cool concepts with symmetry.

    Or DJ DJ! That way you can be known as DJ Squared (if you want to).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    DJ JD! That way your logo can incorporate some cool concepts with symmetry.

    Or DJ DJ! That way you can be known as DJ Squared (if you want to).

    Too cliche


    DJ IA - sure to be a hit with the corporate crowd!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil.Pastel View Post
    Too cliche
    How about DJ Cliche? That way he can do all that stuff and say "It's in the name!"

    or DJ Klaw: Master of Sonic Madness!

    Last edited by Benedict Judas Hel; December 18, 2012 at 04:15pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    How about DJ Cliche? That way he can do all that stuff and say "It's in the name!"

    We'll have to go with that one. I'm out of ideas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain View Post
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    Nice reference.

    Mahuti does have a good point. If you're not DJing at nightclubs and trendy events, you don't need the trendiest name. Just something a bit playful, perhaps. How about something "Once in a Lifetime DJ Services" or "Ye Olde DJ Services".
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