I'm asking this because one of the reasons my DJing never took off (the other being: I sold my equipment) was that, well, my playlist got old. I used to download in a quite disproportionate and illegal manner and would then spend hours looking for precious needles in these haystacks. But I started having less and less time to work on this, plus I became more reasonable with my downloads.
Now it's mostly down to: I don't find the time to browse the internet and find new tunes. I remember talking to a club owner who said actual mixing skills are not important because they can be learned (and considered how so many DJs fuck up their transitions on stage I'd tend to agree) or computer-assisted, what mattered was their playlist. In that respect I really understand the value of a DJ's playlist, but I'm wondering: does it really have to be so time-consuming to discover new tracks? Is this a hurdle that no one has ever wanted to fix because it's one of the reasons it's difficult to "become a DJ", like a barrier to entry?
In another thread I read that being good wasn't enough to make it through, you had to know people. Eventually I'd agree to that because there's tons of very good DJs out there but they don't take off.
Another possibility: given that money runs the world, and that club owners will most likely book DJs that will bring big crowds that'll pay for a ticket, a coat and three vodka-red bull, is it about knowing how to make the crowd happy? or being good at getting facebook fans?
Many options, the answer if there's one, is probably colored like a rainbow (neither black nor white). What do you guys think?