Sleeping Giant Music » Blog http://sleepinggiantmusic.com A Premier Music Agency Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 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 Flight Tips For Touring DJs and Artists http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/flight-tips-for-the-touring-dj/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/flight-tips-for-the-touring-dj/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:44:58 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=234245 Being a touring DJ or artist requires a good amount of planning when it comes to playing shows in other cities and countries. For this Behind the Agent’s Desk, I will discuss what goes into coordinating flights and some tips that can help to ease the stress for artists who are starting to play shows in new cities.

Flight prices can be a pain when you have to schedule flying across the country for a show. Everyone knows that air fares can leave a big dent in your wallet so it’s important to book as much in advance as possible. Generally, it is a good idea to book your flight a month or so prior to the scheduled date so you get cheaper rates. Flights prices will increase to ridiculous amounts the longer you wait.

There are several websites that can help find you the best rates and flight times that cater to your schedule. Sites like Orbitz, Kayak and even Google Flights make organizing flight prices and times much easier for you rather than going from airline to airline trying find the best flights. Tools like these will let you compare prices and flight times from different airlines so you can choose what works best for you.

If you know that you will be traveling frequently, it is a good idea to sign up for frequent flyer accounts with the airlines that you usually fly with. That way, you are able to accumulate air miles or points that you can use rather than your own money to purchase future flights. This especially comes in handy if a last minute show is booked and air fares are already high. You should also consider applying for TSA PreCheck, which is a pre-screening initiative that makes moving through security checkpoints a lot easier when traveling.

Lastly, make sure to familiarize yourself with the itinerary. The last thing you would want is to run into trouble at the airport the day you are supposed to be taking off. Also, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get through security and check in. Nobody enjoys being placed on standby just because they missed their flight. This could jeopardize the show as a whole if you aren’t able to make it to the venue.

Hopefully these tips can help you if you are just starting to take off and tour the world. Always plan accordingly because as Benjamin Franklin said, “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

Justin Enriquez
Marketing & Logistics

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Scooter Featured in 4L Magazine http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/scooter-featured-in-4l-magazine/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/scooter-featured-in-4l-magazine/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:19:30 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=233853 This month, San Diego’s own DJ Scooter is featured in 4L Magazine as one of the DJs to watch in San Diego’s local music scene. Read up on what makes him a must see attraction when you’re out and about exploring San Diego’s nightlife!

4L Magazine covers everything San Diego, from music and business to good eats and health. Their philosophy is simple: “To make a positive impact and better the lives of our readers through well written, entertaining, informative and interesting topics that pertain to everyday life.”

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JJ Flores Launches New Website http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/jj-flores-launches-new-website/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/jj-flores-launches-new-website/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:09:08 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=233848 JJ Flores has launched a new website loaded with new visuals and everything you need to know to stay up to date with the legendary DJ & Producer. Need some new tunes for your playlists or want to know where you can catch JJ live? Head over to his new and improved website now!

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Dynamix Red Bull Thre3style Qualifier Set http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/dynamix-red-bull-thre3style-qualifier-set/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/dynamix-red-bull-thre3style-qualifier-set/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:41:31 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=233840 We now have amazing footage of Dynamix tearing it up during his 2015 Red Bull Thre3style US Semi-Finals set that took place earlier this month in Phoenix. This is turntablism at its finest on display! Head over to YouTube now to check it out!

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THRILL Big Love Radio Guest Mix http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/thrill-big-love-radio-guest-mix/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/thrill-big-love-radio-guest-mix/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:25:49 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=233439 Last week, THRILL dropped by Seamus Haji’s Big Love Radio with a new guest mix.The 1-hour set features tracks from Sascha Sonido, Harvey McKay, Anthony Attalla and more! Check out the whole show on Seamus Haji’s SoundCloud now!

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Dainjazone DJcity Guest Mix http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/dainjazone-djcity-guest-mix/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/dainjazone-djcity-guest-mix/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:21:44 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=233424 Check out Dainjazone‘s latest DJcity guest mix on SoundCloud! After debuting his new mix series on the DJcity Podcast in January, he returns for his second episode with 40 minutes of future bass and hip-hop. Dainjazone continues his mission to showcase forward-thinking and experimental club music with tracks from Drake, Big Sean, Sade and much more!

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History of Scooter & Lavelle Promo Video http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/history-of-scooter-lavelle-promo-video/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/history-of-scooter-lavelle-promo-video/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:41:43 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=233090 Get in depth with the beginning of Scooter and Lavelle. How did they get paired together? Learn more about the 20 year career that these two touring DJs have had and watch as they play at Liquid Pool, Haze, The Fantasy and Fetish Ball in Las Vegas, and the Groove Cruise Los Angeles.

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Dynamix Facebook Video Goes Viral http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/dynamix-facebook-video-goes-viral/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/dynamix-facebook-video-goes-viral/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:24:37 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=233081 Last week, Red Bull Thre3style Finalist, DJ Dynamix posted a Facebook video of him and DJ Deception scratching it up on the 1s and 2s. The video currently has over 37 thousand views so far! Check out the video and get schooled on the art of turntablism from some of the best DJs in the business!

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Shoe Scene Symphony on Republic Radio http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/shoe-scene-symphony-on-republic-radio/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/shoe-scene-symphony-on-republic-radio/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:17:31 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=233073 Fresh off their #ShoeSceneDownUnder Tour last month, the guys of Shoe Scene Symphony laid down a special guest mix for the Republic Radio podcast series. This mix is filled with a bunch of their epic remixes, along with some songs that you can hear them playing during their live sets. Head over to SoundCloud and peep this 1-hour banger!

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D Miles Featured on TMZ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/d-miles-featured-on-tmz/ http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/blog/2015/d-miles-featured-on-tmz/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:05:02 +0000 http://sleepinggiantmusic.com/?p=233067 With all the hype and excitement surrounding the biggest boxing event taking place on May 2nd, TMZ sat down with Floyd Mayweather’s personal DJ, and our very own, D Miles for a video interview. The Las Vegas resident discusses some of Mayweather’s favorite songs to train to and get him ready for his fights. Check out the video to find out! You may be surprised by what’s on his playlist…

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