We welcome new expert instructors and mentors to the BACKSTAGE platform monthly. Each Expert provides an impactful LIVE Masterclass, packed with exclusive play-throughs and never shared before systems and strategies from the industries best drummers!
We were proud to announce our March Masterclass instructor, Niall Dunne!
Niall is an Irish based award winning Producer and Radio DJ with his own show – Friday Night Spin with Niall Dunne/Niallers on Spin 1038 & SpinSouthWest
With over 21 years’ experience, Niall is one of Irelands’ most versatile and in demand DJ’s often performing as a solo artist under Niall Dunne (Tech Trance), Niallers (Techno) and is one half of DJ duo, Good&Evil.
Niall has played primetime slots at huge events for major brands including Creamfields and Electric Picnic!
In this Masterclass, Niall spoke about the fundamentals of the Radio industry, how you can pitch your songs like a pro to radio stations for airplay as well as how to create a memorable show experience for your fans!
Niall started by telling his story, how he started out as a mechanic but had a passion for the decks! Something that hit home very early in this session was making those connections. Put yourself in those situations where you will have the opportunities to meet people. Look for jobs, starting out this could be shadowing a sound engineer, drum tech or musician. This can help open doors and give you that vital experience to get where you want to go!
Another key point that Niall made was how you conduct yourself. Be professional and curtesy to anyone you speak with. Sometimes you could be the best musician out there, but if you lack manners and professionalism, you will lose those opportunities. I
Another great point Niall made was do your research. When it comes to radio, know the ins and outs of who you need to speak with when it comes to either getting on the radio as a member of the team or if you are looking to get your music played. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.
Niall had some absolute gems to share when it came to radio and connections. This was one of our favourite sessions yet!
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