Live streaming has become an increasingly popular way for DJs to connect with their audiences and showcase their skills. It’s one of the most effective ways to get your music out there and build a fan base. Not only does it allow you to reach people from all over the world, but it also provides an opportunity to earn income through tips from your viewers.
At Atlantic Progression, we know the importance of creating a successful live stream DJ set. That’s why we pay our guest DJs to perform and offer tips on how to engage the audience while earning more tips. In this post, we will share our tips on how to create a successful live stream DJ set that keeps the energy level high and brings in tips without being pushy. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the game, these tips will help you take your live streams to the next level. So, let’s get started!
Before you hit the “Go Live” button on your streaming software, there are a few things you need to do to ensure that your set runs smoothly and without any hiccups. Here are the steps you should take to prepare for your live stream DJ set on Atlantic Progression.
Choosing the right date and time
Choosing the right date and time for your live stream DJ set is essential. You want to make sure that the most people possible can tune in and watch your set. Check our event calendar to find an available day and time for your show. Typically, weekends or weekday evenings are good options. Don’t forget to factor in the time zone differences if you have a global audience.
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Equipment and software requirements
First and foremost, it’s essential to make sure that your gear is in optimal working condition. Test your equipment before the stream to make sure that everything is working correctly. You don’t want to experience any technical issues during the set that could ruin the momentum.
Additionally, you need to have the right software for the live stream. Most of our guest DJs use OBS Studio to broadcast their live streams. We have created detailed instructions for our guest DJs that explain how to set up OBS Studio for streaming. Make sure you understand how the software works and follow our instructions to avoid any issues.
Audio and visual setup
Your audio and visual setup is crucial to the success of your live stream DJ set. Make sure you have a good microphone (if you use one) and a high-quality camera. Test your audio and video settings to ensure that your stream is of the highest quality possible. A poor-quality stream could deter viewers and lower your tips.
Testing the stream
Before the stream, make sure to do a test stream to ensure that everything is working correctly. You can do this by asking one of our resident DJs to monitor your test. Ask them to give you feedback on the quality of the stream, the audio, and the visuals. This is a good way to catch any potential issues before going live.
By following these pre-stream preparation tips, you can ensure that your live stream DJ set runs smoothly and that you’re well-prepared to engage your audience and earn tips. In the next section, we’ll discuss how to engage with your audience during the set.
Pre-show promotion is crucial to the success of your live stream DJ set. While we will promote your show on our social media channels, it’s important that you promote the show as well. This is especially true if you have your own following that you want to tune into your set. To promote your set, follow Atlantic Progression on Mixcloud, Twitch, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. This will allow you to share your show’s promotions with your own audience, increasing the chances of more people tuning into your set.
During the Live Stream
The most critical part of your live stream DJ set is the actual performance. You want to engage your audience, keep the energy level high, and encourage tips without being too pushy. Here are some tips to help you achieve a successful live stream performance on Atlantic Progression.
Interacting with the audience
One of the advantages of live streaming is the ability to interact with your audience in real-time. Engage with your audience by greeting them and responding to their comments. Ask your viewers where they’re tuning in from and if they’re enjoying the set. Respond to any shoutouts you receive, but be careful not to lose the momentum of the set.
Keeping the energy level high
One of the keys to a successful live stream DJ set is maintaining the energy level. Keep the crowd engaged by mixing tracks seamlessly and using effects, if applicable, to transition from one track to another. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different house genres, tempos, and moods. However, be careful not to lose your core audience by straying too far from the main style or theme of the set.
Promoting tips without being pushy
Tips are an essential part of your income as a guest DJ on Atlantic Progression. However, it’s crucial to promote tips without being too pushy. Mention the tip option every so often, but don’t make it the focus of the stream. You can also offer incentives for tipping, such as doing a shoutout or expressing your appreciation. Make sure to thank your viewers when you receive a tip, and encourage more tips by acknowledging and appreciating them.
By following these tips, you can create a successful live stream DJ set that engages the audience, maintains the energy level, and encourages tips. In the next section, we’ll discuss what to do after the live stream ends.
Post-show follow up
After your live stream DJ set on Atlantic Progression is over, there are a few things you should do to follow up and promote your show. Here are some tips to help you maximize your exposure and engagement.
Share the recorded set on your social media channels
Once your set is recorded and uploaded to our Mixcloud channel, share it with your own followers on your social media channels. You can use the recording to promote your set and let your followers know where they can listen to it. This will help you reach a broader audience and get more people interested in your music.
Encourage your followers to check out Atlantic Progression
Encourage your followers to check out Atlantic Progression by sharing links to our social pages. Let them know that Atlantic Progression is a great platform for discovering new music and for supporting independent DJs. By doing this, you can help spread the word about Atlantic Progression and increase your own exposure as a guest DJ.
Request your next show on Atlantic Progression
Once your set is over, don’t be afraid to request your next show. Let us know that you’re interested in performing again and that you’re excited to continue building your audience on the platform. This will help you establish a strong relationship with our audience and increase your chances of being invited back for another set in the future.
By following these post-stream follow-up tips, you can increase your exposure, engage your followers, and help build our family at Atlantic Progression. Congratulations on completing your live stream DJ set, and we look forward to seeing you again on Atlantic Progression!
Performing a live stream DJ set on Atlantic Progression is a great way to engage with a new audience, promote your music, and earn tips. By following the tips we’ve outlined in this guide, you can create a successful live stream DJ set that engages the audience, maintains the energy level, and encourages tips. Here are the key takeaways from this guide:
- Pre-stream preparation is crucial to the success of your live stream DJ set. Make sure your equipment and software are working correctly, and test your audio and visual setup before going live.
- Interacting with the audience is an essential part of the live stream experience. Engage with your viewers by responding to comments and asking for feedback.
- Keeping the energy level high is crucial to maintaining the momentum of your set. Experiment with different house genres, tempos, and moods, but be careful not to stray too far from the main style or theme of the set.
- Promoting tips without being pushy is crucial to earning income as a guest DJ on Atlantic Progression. Mention the tip button every so often, but don’t make it the focus of the stream. Offer incentives for tipping, such as doing a shoutout.
- Post-stream follow-up is essential to maximizing your exposure and engagement. Share the recorded set on your social media channels, encourage your followers to check out Atlantic Progression, and request your next show on the platform.
We hope you found this guide helpful and that it will help you create a successful live stream DJ set on Atlantic Progression. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to us. Good luck with your future live stream DJ sets!
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Additional photo by Brett Sayles