When a student starts frequenting a local country music bar she decides to turn the tables as an aspiring country music DJ.
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student starts frequenting a local country, music bar. She decides to turn the tables as an aspiring country, music dj this hawaiian students last music than than hits the decks and build a solid side income. That's all
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was ten years ago that Kate Williamson was living in Hawaii, studying full time. She had a full course load, but the life of a student offered a lot of downtime as well
Evenings out, usually men going to a local bar Kate was a big country music fan, so she often hit up powers that only play the type of music she liked. The types of establishments where hearing Blake, Shelton or carry Underwood, wouldn't feel out of place case. Favorite bar was called the country bar in Pearl harbor.
The country bark just pretty descriptive, pretty basic there. She had spent many a night there enjoying the music, and eventually she got to know the staff, including the DJ one night. He told Kate. You would love to have a backup teaching.
Up until that point was unable to find anyone. That's why
to be their every night. But Kate was up for it, so you could say she decided to add pitch to an idea. Kate, and this house DJ made a deal, should become the backup, dj and work for free for the next two months. Torrent
Perhaps she taken all the information she could about mixing turntables and how to seamlessly glide from one song to another to keep the beat going then, when they both felt ready could take over as a part time paid T J, but that she had her training sorted out.
And then with some free dj software. She found online. She was ready to go when the first time came
sallow dj? It was exciting nerve, racking and panic inducing all at once. Ass came up the decks for that first time. Her heart was pounding harder than the base through the speakers, but the worry was offer nothing. The learning it paid off and Kate was able to dj her first night, earn a few bucks and start a new site us all.
Link up cue, the music from that night on Kate, had a regular gig at the country bar when the house
J took a night off, she would drop I with her computer and a collection of country tracks to spend the place into a frenzy. Now it's a small community Ottawa who, in case reputation, spread around the islands. The fact that she was the states only female country, DJ, certainly helped
but it also came with problems. She often felt like she wasn't taken seriously in what was traditionally male dominated industry, but she didn't let the haters get her down and kept improving her skills. Cates reputation grew soon. She received invitations for more gigs, indifferent bar
network, converted into djing weddings and private events on the side, without a lot of promotion or pressure after a few years
Paypal is studying and got a job in radio. Her dj experience was helpful and
She started as an intern over the course of the next few years. She built a career in the space, but she always kept one foot firmly in the dj seen occasionally working bars and events
When she wanted to further her education and went back to being a student, luckily, she had the skills to seamlessly stepped back into her old US
and began to sharing more regularly by now those
branched out, and even though country was your first love, she explored. Others honours its enable her to get different gigs at different types of any Ex Kate has no plans to take her dj full time and her nights out have been.
Thought during the pandemic. However, over the last year, she's earned over seven thousand dollars enough money to help her avoid debt and pace and bills. Dj is,
business with some of the biggest aims of the industry being worth over a hundred million dollars. Some estimates indicate that there may be up to one million
professional dj is out. There are not sure if that's true, but that's what we re.
Line. So I'm passing along up to one million professional dj is and whether being it
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