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When it comes to the music industry, you should know that DJ's (disc jockeys) are the key to most artists in any genre to get radio play. Some may view them as a "ticket" into the nightclubs around the world, the key to the music industry and even the element of building your brand.

Over the years I have supported the celebration of DJ's all over the world and their talent , per say love of music. All of you know one of my favorite DJ's that resides in Miami, Fl is DJ Griot from WEDR 99Jamz. He has a great work ethic, respected by celebrities, such as Missy Elliot , he's dedicated to professonalism, a philanthropist, rips on the airways effortlessly, keeps Twitter overflowing with tweets from his fans around the world, keeps it fresh in Adidas gear, educates others on the history of hip hop and always delivers at any event presented to him...this is the very essence of the WMC to recognize the greatest DJ's.

DJ GRIOT and Nappo of NT Marketing


One of the moguls in the industry that I respect is Tony Neal, CEO of the Core DJ Network, who is a man of great caliber, positive outlook on everything and has an amazing work ethic. He has one of the world's greatest network of international DJ's, has recently acquired his OWN commercial radio station back in his hometown of Milwaukee and started his own national aired Top 40 syndicated mixshows.   He continues to build his brand internationally with his network of DJ's making major moves.




Making your mark in the music industry as a DJ can be a trying task.. trying to book clubs, major events, parties and any event that will get your brand noticed. It is also a brotherhood to those who respect each other and salute others success. Unfortunately , a lot of DJ's don't have work ethic, professionalism, morals or a since of what a REAL DJ represents. A DJ that knows the industry, embraces all genres of music, makes major moves, has landed a spot on a major radio station, has a fan base of more than 100 people and when they make an appearance, the whole city comes out.
You are not a household name because you do weddings, bar mitzvahs, block parties, house parties and strip clubs...That's how you begin, not how you stay..

You have DJ's that rival with other DJ's for respect, for validation, for endorsements, for popularity and even for fans. DJ's need to know that they are men not ladies trying to see who's wearing the most expensive clothes and shoes. You have to stand for something and give back to a great cause. Perform at charity events, politician events, world changing events, like the  Olympics as DJ Brooklyn Earick has done. Be selective when you choose your "industry" name, you are building a brand not a MySpace page. Even if you don't have a slot in the Winter Music Conference , you still need to brand your name.


Now take a look at the history and what the Winter Music Conference is.

All information obtained below is from www.wintermusicconference.com .

Winter Music Conference

Winter Music Conference, in its 27th consecutive year, is one of the most publicized annual music gatherings in the world. A pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry, WMC attracts thousands of artists and music industry delegates from 70 countries and over 100,000 event attendees each year for a concentrated schedule of more than 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops.
Established in 1985, WMC is the largest music industry gathering of its kind in the world.
  • During the annual season from October to March, WMC generates an average of

    8,000,000+ unique viewer media impressions and

    95,000,000+ total media impressions worldwide per day.
  • 2,000,000+ visitors from 206 countries and territories logged on to the WMC website between October 2010 and March 2011.
  • 100,000+ Event Attendees Each Year
  • Thousands of Music Industry Delegates attend WMC each year from 70 countries.
  • 1400+ Artists and DJs performed during the 26th Annual WMC week in Miami & Miami Beach.
  • 403 Total events presented at 89 venues across 5 days during the 2011 WMC week in Miami & Miami Beach.
  • 597 Accredited Journalists participated in the WMC 2011 program.
  • 47 Industry Panels, Seminars & Workshops presented
  • Read more about the statistics, events and list of DJ lineups

The next time you turn on your radio, attend an event, visit a nightclub or a community event...Look at who's providing the music on the turntables and making the crowd dance... The DJ...he is the life of the party, the one who makes you dance, the one who keeps the crowd rockin, the one who is using his hands to speak...in the words of Missy Elliott when she replied to one of my tweets on Twitter - #RESPECTTHEDJs .

Stay tuned for the success of DJ Griot and Tony Neal...you won't be disappointed!

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  1. The Winter Music Conference starts on the 15th until the 25th of March. You can find the events around the city of Miami by visiting their website in the article above. Some DJ's usually will accept your music to spin at their events but you have to give advance notice. I hope my answer helped! Be successful!!!


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