Yea. As a touring (or even a local) DJ, something to enter your upcoming gigs into so that it gets noticed on the web is essential, in my very humble opinion.
There seem to be endless providers for that already, and I’ve been through some of them in the past few years. Some of them are free, some not. And — as always — free or not, it says nothing about the quality of the service. That’s my observation, at least.
So, after all those years, one or the other might be surprised who is my winner:
They were actually the first one years ago I jumped on, then they got acquired by SonicBids and I thought things went south from this moment on. And this was the case for a while, until SonicBids seemed to have thought it might be a good idea to maintain the service a bit and add a few new features.
Today, artistdata is so rich and packed with features that I can’t list everything here in a post. I recommend you check it out yourself. Oh, and it’s one of the free services.
You can see my gigs as an embedded iCal feed in the sidebar on the right beside this article. But the whole service offers a lot more options. I guess you can spend an entire day configuring this, and admittedly, its user-friendliness is not the total winner. But once you get used to it it’s easy.
They also provide an “ArtistData Profile” page, which collects all the stuff about you and showcases it, but well … the design is pretty “limited”. But better than nothing. 😉
The 25th in our series of Free Downloads and we have a special one for you here as London based producer / dj Neil Browne bravely takes on an all time classic from 1999 Sasha’s “Xpander” which he has delivered in fine style. Neil has been making waves with his own originals and remixes all of which you can check out via Beatport.
So yeah, I was pretty much done with posting articles (blogging). It took too much time, and I will still not be posting lots of stuff now. What I did was sending my Facebook Fan page updates to this blog … which made it a bit of a robot thing. No real life in it, everything was automated and not always really appropriate. So, from now on it will be much less, but it will be handwritten by myself. I will still aggregate very little stuff, though.
Also, I killed my main website. A blog/website hybrid just makes more sense, plus it’s all SEO optimized and all this. It simply makes more visitors and is less work. I’m in the process of transferring all domains, but I also registered new ones, so the main domain is now