Sleeping Giant Music » Blog http://sleepinggiantmusic.com A Premier Music Agency Sun, 03 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 A Premiere Music Agency: Podcasts air each week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For more podcasts and artist information, check out www.sleepinggiantmusic.com. Sleeping Giant Music no Sleeping Giant Music info@sleepinggiantmusic.com info@sleepinggiantmusic.com (Sleeping Giant Music) A Premier Music Agency Sleeping Giant Music » Blog http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/SGMlogo-horiz(circle-only)PMS3425.jpg http://sleepinggiantmusic.com Tips For The Traveling DJ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/tips-for-the-traveling-dj/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/tips-for-the-traveling-dj/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:12:58 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242544 Being a traveling DJ or artist can sometimes be complicated, especially when you are playing in a new city or country that you may not be familiar with. On this edition of Behind the Agent’s Desk, I will provide some tips that can help make your next out of town gig run much more smoother.

Many DJs on the road can sometimes find themselves dealing with travel and logistics on their own, especially without a manager to help coordinate every aspect of the trip. You don’t want to find yourself stuck at the airport figuring out how to get to your hotel, or not being able to check in when you get there. These are just a few things that could turn these gigs into nightmares and add unwanted stress to your trip. If you consider the following tips, these issues could be easily avoided. After all, we want you to be able to focus on what’s most important: the music.

Make sure you plan ahead! A few days before your show, make sure you put together and review your personal itinerary. In most cases you will be flying, so make sure you review your information. Double check your airline confirmation and make sure all your proper passenger information is accurate so you don’t have problems at the airport. In some cases, certain airlines are operated by their partner airline companies. Make sure you know which gate you need to be at so you don’t miss your flight.

If you were set up with a car service or a ground transportation contact, look over that information. Even call the day before to confirm your trip to make sure you aren’t stranded at baggage claim waiting for your ride. Car services like Uber can be a good fallback option as well. Check to see if they operate in the city you are flying in to.

Lastly, make sure to confirm your hotel stay. Call your hotel ahead of time and make sure that they are expecting you. There have been many cases where artists find themselves unable to check in because they don’t have a confirmation number or the correct name the room is reserved under. Double check all those things before you get there.

I understand it can be a hassle doing these things for every single trip, but if done, you will probably save yourself a lot of stress and time. The key is to plan ahead and not try to figure everything out on the fly. Hopefully, these tips can help make your next gig in a new city easier.

Justin Enriquez
Operations & Logistics

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D-Miles: 5 Must-Have Items in My DJ Bag http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/d-miles-5-must-have-items-in-my-dj-bag/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/d-miles-5-must-have-items-in-my-dj-bag/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:46:31 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242500 Have you ever wondered what some of your favorite DJs carry inside their DJ bags? From cables to snacks, the possibilities are endless. Find out what D Miles chooses to bring along with him for every show. Check out the interview on DJcity’s website and don’t miss out on one of the hottest Las Vegas DJs at his next show.

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Camp Spinoff 2015 Promo Video Featuring Serafin http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/camp-spin-off-2015-promo-video-serafin/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/camp-spin-off-2015-promo-video-serafin/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:32:26 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242491 Are you a young teenager aspiring DJ? Camp Spin Off is the place to be! Check out their lastest recap video featuring DJ Serafin, who was one of the guest DJs during this year’s camp. For more information and to register for next year, check out the Camp Spin Off website.

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San Diego Music Awards 2015 SGM Nominees http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/san-diego-music-awards-2015-sgm-nominees/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/san-diego-music-awards-2015-sgm-nominees/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:31:43 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242494 Congratulations to Scooter, Slowhand and Mike Czech for being nominated for Best Club DJ at this year’s San Diego Music Awards! Make sure to vote for them before the deadline on Friday, September 18 at 5pm. Congratulations and good luck to everyone nominated this year!

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Who & Paulo Featured on Portugal’s Vitec News http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/who-paulo-featured-on-portugals-vitec-news/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/who-paulo-featured-on-portugals-vitec-news/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:30:31 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242486 Earlier this month, Who & Paulo da Rosa visited Portugal to rock out at Festas Da Praia 2015. Local news station Vitec caught up with the guys for an interview and captured some awesome footage from their performance. Check out the video and look for them around the 11-minute mark.

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JJ Flores Featured on The Edge Radio Show http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/jj-flores-featured-on-the-edge-radio-show/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/jj-flores-featured-on-the-edge-radio-show/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:33:22 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242472 Check out our very own JJ Flores featured on The Edge Radio Show following the success of his Delight EP release with Antonio Giacca. Recently the two have reached the top spot on Beatport’s Indie/Nu Disco Chart. Head over to Soundcloud and tune in to Episode 537 for some awesome tunes.

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Kristina Sky Live at Lost In Trancelation http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/kristina-sky-live-at-lost-in-trancelation/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/kristina-sky-live-at-lost-in-trancelation/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:53:19 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242212 On this edition of Replay Relive, we take you back to this past July with Kristina Sky live at Lost in Trancelation in Orlando. This 2 hour set is full of amazing tunes that is sure to make you feel as if you were there on the dance floor. Turn up the volume knob and get #LostInTranslation!

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Dean Mason Featured on Groove Cruise Radio http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/dean-mason-featured-on-groove-cruise-radio/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/dean-mason-featured-on-groove-cruise-radio/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:43:19 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242185 Tune in to Groove Cruise Radio Episode 109 featuring Dean Mason! He has played every Groove Cruise since 2012. You can catch him at the sold out Groove Cruise LA this October! Head over to Soundcloud and tune in with Groove Cruise radio host, our very own DJ Scotty Boy!

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JJ Flores Makes Beatport Top 10 With Two Tracks http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/jj-flores-makes-beatport-top-10-with-two-tracks/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/jj-flores-makes-beatport-top-10-with-two-tracks/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:09:08 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242165 Congratulations to JJ Flores for having two tracks on Beatport’s Top 10 Nu Disco & Indie Dance Chart! Both tracks are currently in the top 5 with “Delight” at number 1! If you haven’t already, make sure to grab your copies of “Delight” and “Can’t Go For That” to keep him in the top spots!

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Vote for Shoe Scene Symphony’s Shades Remix http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/vote-for-shoe-scene-symphonys-shades-remix/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/vote-for-shoe-scene-symphonys-shades-remix/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:56:47 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=242162 Head over to Soundcloud and make sure to vote for Shoe Scene Symphony‘s Remix of Shades of Grey by Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank ft. Delaney Jane! This remix contest is put on by Spinnin’ Records with great prizes including high quality Pioneer equipment. Show your support and help get this track to the top spot!

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