About This Course

Chicago house music legend DJ Sneak does a live Q&A and shares his experience about his musical journey so far. He discusses the importance of being yourself and doing what you love in a crowded industry. This Q&A will give you insights on how to navigate through the many challenges DJs and Producers come across. We also see Roger Sanchez and Doorly dropping in the session to say hello and to ask questions.



Who will this video help?  

 

  • DJ’s who lack the confidence to take on new opportunities
  • Producers who are dealing with creating blocks
  • Female DJ’s who’s encounter challenges as a female artist
  • Producers who are unsure about taking on remix requests



Discussion Points:

 

  • The importance of staying true to yourself and going for what you want
  • Overcoming challenges and setbacks
  • The importance of a mentor in your music career
  • Maintaining the momentum after a big release
  • Taking on a remix request
  • Dealing with creative blocks
  • The importance of branding
Live Q&A with Academy Members
How did you get your big break? Have you applied any strategy to achieve your music goals? (5:21)
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Roger Sanchez Joins meeting to say hello (0:56)
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How did you overcome challenges and setbacks early in your career? Has technology had any influence on your production quality? (4:40)
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What was the scariest thing for you earlier in your career? (2:52)
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How did you manage to maintain the success after releasing on a big label? Have you ever wanted to try a new genre? (4:59)
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>>ERROR<< When and if you experience a creative block, how do you go about unblocking that?
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Once you’ve gotten started how do you keep going forward? (1:54)
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As a female DJ, I feel that I am always being criticised for not being authentic. How do you deal with the criticism from people who are trying to put you down? (2:43)
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Do you think at the start of your career you should be more mindful about what you say to people? (8:07)
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I am older than most DJs, should I carry on with my music career? (4:07)
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Doorly asks if Sneak had a mentor when he was starting out? (3:06)
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Nowadays you have to know a lot of marketing in order to make it as a DJ? What is it you have to do if you wanted to just go and play music? (4:59)
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When you take another track and re-engineer it do you have a process you go through? And do you have respect for the original track? (2:59)
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What is your opinion about the amount of phones that are on the dance floor now? (3:07)
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