DJs are the Main Source to Your Potential Fanbase
DJ’s have always been the pulse of new music since the beginning of Hip Hop. Now with streaming & blogs being so important, some people forget about the DJs, especially newcomers in the business. DJ’s are still as important as ever.
What is a DJ Coalition or DJ Crew?
It’s an organization of DJs that pull together to share & break music. They’re like their own Family of DJs. These DJ Coalitions are all over the US & overseas too. They break records in the clubs, on the radio, in the streets, on mixtapes and everywhere possible. The key is finding the ones that are strong in your area or the areas you want your music heard.
Reach out to them on their social media or websites or just give them a call. Utilize them to get your music heard. Get involved with their weekly conference calls, email blasts to their DJs, annual retreats & conferences, and their festival stages at venues such as SXSW and A3C.
Top DJ Coalitions & DJ Crews
Coalition DJs – They’re known for being the KINGS of the strip clubs & lounges of Atlanta where tons of music are broken every day. Founded by DJ Big X & DJ Funky. They’ve been responsible for some of Rap’s biggest records. They’re based in the ATL, but have Coalition DJ organizations in the Carolinas, Alabama, Detroit & more. It’s a MUST you go to one of their Music Mondays – where the artist gets a chance to get their music played in a room get feedback & network.
Core DJs is the Largest DJ Crew in the US and founded by DJ Tony Neal. This is home to a lot of Radio, Club & Mixtape turntablists and Radio Program Directors. They’ve been breaking records for years. Make sure you get on one of their conference calls & attend their semi-annual retreat.
Nerve DJs – Their strength is in their DJ concentrated in midwest. Founded by DJ Johnny O & Big Heff. They have their own radio station & mixtape site to expose your music. They also do an annual conference. I always put my artists on their DJ Conference Calls. They send out the music to their DJs & then play the songs on the conference call while interviewing the artist. The DJs then give feedback. You should get involved w their Midwest Promo Tours. They take artists on the road to do shows, meet n greets, radio & media interviews.
Go DJs – Their strength is all throughout Texas. Founded by DJ Hi-C. The Go DJs have been around & breaking records for years. If you want access to 2 of the biggest markets in the US…Houston & Dallas, you need to them on your music. Get involved w their conference & awards show.
Cool Runnings DJs are based in Florida and is founded by Bigga Rankin. They are known for breaking artists like; YFN Lucci, Money Man, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross and lots more. They set up a promo run in the south to do shows, meet n greets, radio & media interviews. They also have DJ conference calls, conference & awards show like the Diamond Awards.