|Bernard Blue Benson aka DJ Blue|
Disc Jockeys (DJs) have a vital role in the music industry. Why? They are like a liaison between the musicians and the fans. DJs directly play music to the consumers and interact with consumers on a more regular basis than the musicians. These Disc Jockeys also clearly understand the music taste of the fans, given their direct and regular interaction. They are very vital in introducing new music to the music consumers.
Musicians worldwide have created solid relationships with these Disc Jockeys. They always have their ear to the streets, so they are the first to know which new artists have a buzz, what songs are liked by the consumers and what songs have no audience reaction. DJs can provide reliable feedback to musicians. Have Liberian musicians made the best use of Disc Jockeys?
In this C Liberia Clearly DJs Exclusive, we tried to figure out the relationship between the Liberian DJs and the Liberian musicians, starting with the popular DJ Blue, an award winning Liberian DJ, who has been in the business for over 10yrs.
What is your most difficult challenge as a Liberian DJ?
Most difficult challenge is getting the music from the artists. We need a central website that everybody can access.
How would you describe the relationship between Liberian musicians and Liberian DJs?
I think for the most part it is cordial. They need to step up the support to the Djs. Financial wise of course.
How do you choose songs that you believe will move the crowd?
Well I go for what is trending... BPM wise.. Of course it must be good.
Are you capable of turning an unheard of song into a popular song? If so, how?
Of course I can.... With a cost attached. Promotion is money. Getting a track spin time on Radios/TV/Djs have a price attached.
How can the relationship between the Liberian DJs and Liberian musicians improve and what advice do you have for the Liberian musicians?
I think every LIBERIAN artists need a personal Dj for performance and shows. If the Djs are benefiting from the artist I think you will get more interest from the Djs. And my advice to the artists is .... www.tunesliberia.com .... The only place I go for LIBERIAN music... Get your track on there.