BOOST : DJ Tips, Interviews, Mindset, Goals, Motivation and Music Industry Advice

BOOST : DJ Tips, Interviews, Mindset, Goals, Motivation and Music Industry Advice

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BOOST is a Podcast by Grahame Farmer, Data Transmission. Each day, Grahame will give tips to DJs and also motivation. The podcast will also feature interviews with the artist, getting their juicy advice to help you the artist (DJ) get further in the music industry. It will help you hit your personal goals and give you more knowledge about the inner workings of the music industry.


068 - Running A Business In A Disrupted World with The Everyday Agency
Mar 26 • 39 min
The Everyday Agency (TEA) are a global music and events marketing and branding agency who have recently developed a new easy to digest model for businesses in the modern world by taking the opportunity to turn the disruption on its head. This is to help…
067 - In Conversation with Doorly
Mar 16 • 62 min
Now entering his 20th Year as a DJ & Music Producer, Doorly has established an untouchable reputation in the industry with releases across the Cajual & Relief Labels, Dirtybird, Hot Creations, Get Physical, Crosstown Rebels and Southern Fried Records and…
066 - In conversation with Alexis Raphael (chatting record labels, production, hardware and industry tips)
Mar 4 • 54 min
Alexis Raphael came to prominence in 2011 with his seminal track ‘Spaceship’ & ‘I Know’ and followed with a series of lush, sexy and warm house records that gained universal praise and put Alexis’ sound all around the world. As the music and scene…
065 - Jorge Meehan and Brian Murphy from JBM Events chat event promotion and touring events
Feb 24 • 22 min
In only one year, Jorge Meehan and Brian Murphy’s JBM Events have established themselves as one of the country’s foremost party promoters and draw on over 20 years of experience of hosting events. Last year alone they booked 328 artists, hosted 64 events,…
064 - A round-table discussion with Summer-ized Sessions (planning a tour hosted by Anish)
Feb 12 • 40 min
Today, on the BOOST podcast - I hand over the reigns to our Data Transmission reporter Anish Karir to chat organising a tour with Summer-ized Sessions. Anish invited the guys and gals from the Summer-ized Sessions events team for a casual, friendly, and…
063 - Lydia Laws chats Public Relations (PR) for Artists
Feb 11 • 52 min
Lydia Laws is the founder and director of Lydia Laws PR (LLPR), an international boutique PR and communications agency specialising in one of her chief passions, electronic music (and also increasingly, environmental and charity initiatives). Four years…
062 - Artist Management with Jack Broom (Elevate Artists)
Feb 3 • 46 min
Back in his university days, the progression to artist management was a natural one for Jack. His first foray into artist management began back in 2011 when he co-founded Evolved Artists representing Trance heavyweights: Andy Duguid, Fisherman & Hawkins,…
061 - The 10,000 streams podcast - Motivation & Goals for 2020
Jan 28 • 8 min
Welcome to BOOST Podcast, with me, Grahame Farmer. For the past 2 years, I’ve been giving out Tips to DJs via my Instagram @grahamefarmer since then we set up our BOOST 1to1 Coaching service - which is currently going through our first intake in 3 months,…
060 - The History of Nervous Records
Jan 15 • 42 min
As one of the longest standing independent record labels in the US, Nervous Records has built its reputation through a willingness to take chances on new sounds and new producers. The label was famous almost immediately when it started back in 1991…
059 - Getting yourself more coverage in Blogs, Press & Influencers
Jan 14 • 15 min
Today on the BOOST Podcast, I look at Tips for getting yourself Press There are even more ways in 2020 to get yourself, your music, your label more exposure across the world. From traditional print magazines, blogs, online magazine websites to the more…
058 - In Conversation with Will Clarke
Jan 8 • 54 min
An instantly recognizable DJ with his unique style and a one-of-a-kind beard, Will Clarke has solidified his place in dance music with hits like ‘Booty Percolatin’, ‘Techno (Not Techno)’ and recent remix of Adam Beyer’s ‘Your Mind’, as well as releasing…
057 - The 20 in 20 Challenge for 2020, Setting Goals and achieving more in 2020
Jan 6 • 12 min
Welcome to the First BOOST Podcast of 2020! Today is the first day back in the office after the two week Christmas break. I hope you all had a great festive period and wonder New Years! Our BOOST club took over the Top Circle at Brixton Academy on NYE for…
056 - Event Promotion with Evvnt CEO Richard Green
Dec 16, 2019 • 45 min
Richard Green is founder and CEO at Evvnt, a global events marketing business. Established in 2012, the company publishes events on a network of event listing sites, offering its services in over 139 countries worldwide. Tech enthusiast former eBay, Qype,…
055 - Reprezent Radio station manager Adrian Newman chats about Radio
Dec 11, 2019 • 54 min
Reprezent Radio, one of the country’s most reputable stations, which started out as a one-month broadcast back in 2009. Created and curated by young Londoners (all presenters are 25 or under), Reprezent now produces 119 hours of original programming each…
054 - Chris Smith / Shiny Objects chats running OM Records, Running Venues & Session Musicians
Dec 5, 2019 • 24 min
Christopher Smith a.k.a. Shiny Objects releases ‘Intermittent Soul’ on October 4th on Om Records. The album is the second of a two-part project (following ‘Intermittent Dreams’) showcasing the highly respected producer’s versatile, deep house sound. This…
053 - Andy Stanton from 33 chats Promoting Events, Managing Artists and Ibiza
Dec 3, 2019 • 28 min
Andy Stanton, Owner of 33 and Manager of artists including Late Replies and NinetyOne. Andy has been in the industry for about 10 years now as a party go-er and has been throwing events since August 2016 in London, Kent, Southampton, Ibiza, Malta and…
052 - Santé chats about running a label, tips for producers and hardware
Nov 28, 2019 • 30 min
Dynamic, seasoned and constantly in-demand Santé excels in every aspect of his career, whether he’s igniting dancefloors across the world or producing a diverse discography full of hits and running a label that has become a go-to for many of the scene’s…
051 - How is Ballantine’s True Music in educating a new generation of clubbers?
Nov 26, 2019 • 5 min
Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky has announced the launch of The True Music Series Clubs Collection. Across 4 new limited edition bottles, they pay tribute to the spiritual home of true music, nightclubs. Created in partnership with four of the world’s most…
050 - In conversation with Cheyne Christian
Nov 22, 2019 • 53 min
Cheyne Christian is a DJ and producer with an innate talent for house music. Immersed in the halcyon days of New York house music, he held residencies at the legendary clubs in the city, including Webster Hall, China Club, and Avalon. As demand for his…
049 - Laren Agius walks me through Beatport Link
Nov 20, 2019 • 23 min
Built with the company’s ‘for DJs, by DJs’ ethos, the current beta version of Beatport LINK makes Beatport’s extensive music catalogue available to stream directly into performance software. Tailored to the pro DJ market, the integration allows Beatport…
048 - DJ Lady Eliza talks about DJing Abroad, Women’s DJ Retreats and Groups
Nov 18, 2019 • 26 min
Based in the French Alps, DJ Lady Eliza has toured around professionally since leaving the UK in 2013 playing an abundance of Apres-Ski events, bars, nightclubs and festivals. Eliza creates high energy shows fusing her love for life and the mountains with…
047 - In conversation, creation with Beardyman
Nov 12, 2019 • 91 min
Award-winning multi-vocalist, producer and comedian Beardyman has returned from a hiatus. Beardyman’s rise to success began with him winning the UK Beatbox Championships two years in a row in 2006 and 2007. Creatively shackled by technology and his vast…
046 - Halcyon Nightclub’s Creative Director Jojo Walker chat about creating a venue in San Francisco
Nov 8, 2019 • 34 min
JoJo Walker runs her own music and events consultancy; Walker Management. One of her current focuses is her role as Creative Director for San Francisco’s newest venue, Halcyon, overseeing all creative aspects of the business, including event concepts,…
045 - David Guetta gives his tips for Producers
Nov 8, 2019 • 12 min
The legend David Guetta (Jack Back) gives us 5 things EVERY Producer Needs to Know. I met up with David during Amsterdam Dance Event for a very exciting interview. In this podcast we chat about his tips for producers, how to stand for something as an…
044 - Sally Freeman on Promotion, Publicity, Fans, Assets & more
Oct 11, 2019 • 36 min
Everything starts with a good track, but talent alone doesn’t get you anywhere. Without promotion no publicity, without publicity no fans, without fans no gigs nor buyers of your tracks. I speak to Sally Freeman about building all of these. Sally is…
043 - Peak Performance & Wellbeing with Dan Gayle
Oct 10, 2019 • 56 min
Dan Gayle grew up partly in London and partly in Suffolk. He’s been running his own business as a coach since 2012, which was part-time initially, then left a 10-year career in finance behind to pursue it fully at the end of 2014. What started out as…
042 - Mike Warner chats Spotify, Playlists, Voice and more
Oct 4, 2019 • 58 min
Mike Warner is an independent artist, curator and the go-to person when it comes to playlist strategies on music streaming services. His book teaches artists at any level how to grow their audience on streaming services through profile enhancement, data…
041 - In Conversation with Danny Howard
Oct 3, 2019 • 27 min
In todays BOOST Podcast, I sit down with Radio 1’s Danny Howard to chat about Radio 1, Dance Anthems, the re-birth of his label, Nothing Else Matters, Music and he gives his tips for artists/DJs. Danny Howard relaunches his signature imprint Nothing Else…
040 - Deron Delgado label manager for Dirtybird Records
Oct 1, 2019 • 32 min
With nearly 20 years experience in the Digital Music & Media environment in an entrepreneurial role, Deron Delgado has amassed an all-encompassing knowledge of music label management, digital distribution, licensing, artist development, event production,…
039 - Why you need an artist website with Jack Barham (Vibecast)
Sep 27, 2019 • 49 min
Today on my BOOST Podcast, I chat to Jack Barham from new DJ Website platform Vibecast. We chat about why you need a website as a DJ, the benefits of having one. Vibecast is a website builder specifically designed for DJs and producers. Built by a DJ for…
038 - 5000 Plays and my history
Sep 25, 2019 • 19 min
Today on the BOOST Podcast, we’ve hit 5000 plays! So a massive thank you! Today, I thought I’d chat about my journey, some of the stuff I’ve been through and some of the mistakes I’ve made. How Data Transmission came about and the stories behind it. I…
037 - Ibiza Loves Ears, Joost Toast talks about protecting your ears
Sep 23, 2019 • 30 min
By celebrating life and producing loud sounds while doing so, we create a growing problem that affects many of us: music-induced hearing loss(MIHL) & tinnitus. Ibiza Love Ears believe in the importance of education that will create a global shift in…
036 - How to get more PLAYS on Mixcloud
Sep 20, 2019 • 8 min
Welcome to the BOOST podcast with me, Grahame Farmer. If this is the first time joining me on the podcast, it all started as part of 100 day challenge which was a need because i was procrastinating for 14 months to start one. For the past 18 months…
035 - Is content ID killing sampling? I chat to Kevin Mckay
Sep 18, 2019 • 14 min
In today’s BOOST Podcast, I chat to Glasgow Underground head honcho Kevin Mckay to get his 3 things to know before starting a record label! I also chat to Kevin about sampling, streaming, whether the time is right for certain djs to have a label or not…
034 - Docklands Festival & Switch Southampton’s Ryan Keary on promoting, getting gigs & more
Sep 16, 2019 • 28 min
Docklands Festival coming to Hogland’s Park in Southampton on 28th September. Dirtybox Promotions, the team behind the festival, will welcome an all-star electric mix of artists including Andy C, Wilkinson, Patrick Topping, Sub Focus, Pete Tong, My Nu…
033 - Being elrow creative director with Jo Vidler
Sep 9, 2019 • 26 min
IMS College is coming this weeks across 13th – 14th September in Malta, I’m hosting a special BOOST Breakfast at the event. The two summer camp is a two-day, intensive learning experience led by some of the world’s most renowned DJ talents and industry…
032 - Juany Bravo chats getting gigs in different countries, Djing and Music is 4 Lovers
Sep 5, 2019 • 49 min
Welcome to the BOOST podcast with me, Grahame Farmer. If this is the first time joining me on the podcast, it all started as part of 100 day challenge which was a need because i was procrastinating for 14 months to start one. For the past 18 months…
031 - Sending demos to labels with George Smeddles
Sep 4, 2019 • 4 min
In todays BOOST podcast, I chat to George Smeddles about sending music to labels and he gives me his 5 tips. George Smeddles is a producer, DJ, & recently a label owner of Resonance Records alongside Max Chapman. Working alongside some of the biggest…
030 - I’ve Joined Tik Tok
Sep 3, 2019 • 8 min
Last weekend, I dived in to the new social media app - Tik Tok. I’d downloaded it when it was formally musicall.y and been watching lots talk about it on Youtube and other blogs, been doing a weekly monitor of content. But this weekend i thought i’d jump…
029 - Carl Bee discuss IMS College, Sending Demos and the Malta Scene
Aug 29, 2019 • 21 min
IMS College is coming in just under two weeks across 13th – 14th September in Malta, I’m hosting a special BOOST Breakfast at the event. The two summer camp is a two-day, intensive learning experience led by some of the world’s most renowned DJ talents…
028 - THE BIG 3 Months of 2019 are coming!
Aug 28, 2019 • 8 min
The BIG 3 Months of 2019 are coming! In a few days it will be September. I see the next 3 months of this year as huge months and this podcast I breakdown why. I look at events that are coming up in that period, why you should be at them. I put some ideas…
027 - Steven Braines chats Artist Managing Maya Jane Coles and running ‘He, She, They’
Aug 22, 2019 • 51 min
Today on the BOOST Podcast, I have a mammoth interview with the lovely Steven Braines. Steven is CEO and founder of The Weird & The Wonderful, a multi-discipline music and arts talent consultancy and management company with offices in London/Berlin/LA.…
026 - Approaching a blogs for Content/Coverage
Aug 20, 2019 • 7 min
In today’s BOOST podcast, I look at how to go about getting coverage from a Blog. I go through how to approach, how to look professional and how get what you’re asking for right. Blog / Website and Magazine coverage is still an important part of building…
025 - Setting Goals as a DJ / Artist
Aug 19, 2019 • 6 min
One thing I speak to DJs about is #goals, this is really important for DJs. Its important for focus, where are you now and where do you want to get in to in the next 3/6/12 months. Once you know that, you can then set about working how you are going to…
024 - How to get DJ Gigs and Promote Events with Madame Electrifie, Jobi and Greg Costa 385 views
Aug 16, 2019 • 31 min
In today’s podcast, I chat to Madame Electrifie, Jobi and Greg Costa at my HACK THE DJ event in Milton Keynes, which took place for International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March. All three are local promoters from Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton…
023 - Jason Grishkoff from Submithub.com
Aug 14, 2019 • 42 min
Today, I’m joined by Jason Grishkoff from Submithub.com. I’ve been learning loads about Spotify for my current series of YouTube tutorials and one of my new tools for submission to playlists is Submithub, i find it really useful from a label point of view…
022 - Soldier to DJ Climpo, raising money for Combat Stress along the way
Aug 13, 2019 • 21 min
Today, I have an interview. It’s a story that interested me for a while, John Climpson (DJ Climpo) emailed me way back last year and I wanted to cover what he’s been doing but didn’t have the medium to do it. Once I launched this podcast, it was the…
021 - A bad day turns out better - 8 hours of emotions in 8 mins (or so)
Aug 12, 2019 • 8 min
Today, I had scheduled a motivation podcast, which would have gone out first thing this morning and you might get that at some point down the line. I’ve pulled that one as I wasn’t personally feeling very motivational so thought it would be wrong to put…
020 - Press Photos, what do you need as a DJ?
Aug 9, 2019 • 10 min
Today, I wanted to drill and talk about press photos As an editor of a website, I get to see 100s if not 1000s of shots per month and year. As a label co-founder, we use press shots differently still. Even for myself and my own press shots, I use them…
019 - IMS College 2019 launches and this one includes me!
Aug 8, 2019 • 5 min
Today is an exciting today, its the launch of IMS College 2019 in Malta. Last year I was invited to IMS College by the team at IMS big thanks firstly Ben, Inder, Katie, Danny and Mark for doing that. It was extremely enjoyable. This year IMS College…
018 - Social Media Checklist for DJs with Myradh Cormican
Aug 6, 2019 • 19 min
I chatted with Social Media Marketing Guru Myradh Cormican to discuss creating this Social media checklist for DJs at our Data Transmission presents HACK THE DJ event at Unit Nine on International Women’s Day - Friday 8th March. Myradh Cormican has over 8…
017 - When do you need an Artist Manager & What do they Do with Attilio Pugliese
Aug 5, 2019 • 23 min
In todays BOOST Podcast, I chat to Attilio Pugliese from Forward Motion Artists. Attilio manages acts such as Latmun, Detlef, Lee Foss, Carlo Lio, Nathan Barato and more. We chat about how his career started, being a manager, what’s involved, how you get…
016 - John Gold from Hypeddit about Download Gates, Promoting Records and Email Databases
Aug 2, 2019 • 52 min
In todays BOOST Podcast, I chat to John Gold from Hypeddit.com. Hypeddit is a platform I absolutely love, i’ve used it for over 4 years and its helped me build fans on Soundcloud, YouTube, Instagram and Spotify. I thought i was pretty ninja at it, but in…
015 - Social Media Gig Checklist
Aug 1, 2019 • 22 min
This is BOOST a podcast with me, Grahame Farmer. For the past 18 months, I’ve been giving out Tips to DJs via my Instagram @grahamefarmer since then we set up our BOOST 1to1 Coaching service, we’ve had BOOST breakfasts at IMS and BMC. Now I have this…
014 - Instagram Story Hacks
Jul 31, 2019 • 8 min
In todays BOOST Podcast, I chat about Instagram Stories. I’m finding great return in using ‘Share to Stories’, ‘Stickers’ and a few other hacks, so i thought i’d share a few with you today on the podcast. Follow Grahame Farmer: Facebook:…
013 - Blond:ish & Anstascia on Gig Preparation and Maximising Track Promotion
Jul 30, 2019 • 8 min
Today on BOOST, I’m still a little behind from last weeks trip to Nozstock, so i’ve pulled the audio from one of my favourite big questions on YouTube, last year at the DJ Awards I spoke to the then duo Blond:ish (now separate as Blond:ish & Anstascia). I…
012 - Monday Motivation, Time and 100 day challenge Update
Jul 29, 2019 • 9 min
Welcome to Monday! This Monday is starting very different to last Monday that’s for sure. Last Monday, was pulling down a tent, driving for 3 hours, catching up sleep, sweating lots and generally feeling like death from the fun weekend at Nozstock…
011 - Xanthe Fuller on Mixcloud Select & working for Mixcloud
Jul 26, 2019 • 22 min
I met up with Xanthe Fuller (Head of Community) at Mixcloud to find out more about Mixcloud Select. We chatted about what it is, how it works, who it benefits and some of the big wins using it. Xanthe is Head of Community at Mixcloud. The role involves…
010 - Paul Hamill from Inflyte talks about the platform, promos & dj tips
Jul 25, 2019 • 41 min
In this podcast, i chat to Paul Hamill from Inflyte. Paul is the Founder and CEO of award-winning tech start-up www.inflyteapp.com and responsible for product, business and strategic development. Inflyte won ‘Company Of The Year 2014’‚Äč out of the 25…
009 - Monday Motivation
Jul 22, 2019 • 5 min
The last monday of the month… let’s do this!
008 - Staying Healthy on the Road with Max Chapman
Jul 21, 2019 • 15 min
In this podcast, I chat to Max Chapman about staying healthy…
007 - Wez Saunders Managing Director of Defected Records gives his tips for DJs, Producers and labels
Jul 20, 2019 • 45 min
This is an interview from IMS, with Wez Saunders Managing Director of Defected Records
006 - Ralf Kollmann chats about running Mobilee Records & Building Schools
Jul 19, 2019 • 39 min
Welcome to Boost, a podcast with me, Grahame Farmer. For the past 18 months, I’ve been giving out Tips to DJs via my Instagram @grahamefarmer since then we set up our BOOST 1to1 Coaching service, we’ve had BOOST breakfasts at IMS and BMC. And now we have…
005 - Is Amazon Music the Sleeping Giant of the Music Industry?
Jul 18, 2019 • 6 min
Welcome to the Daily Boost Podcast with me, Grahame Farmer. For the past 18 months, I’ve been giving out Tips to DJs via my Instagram @grahamefarmer since then we set up our BOOST 1to1 Coaching service, we’ve had BOOST breakfasts at IMS and BMC. And now…
004 - Mental Health Training with Ellie Talebian
Jul 17, 2019 • 32 min
Welcome to the BOOST Podcast with me, Grahame Farmer. For the past 18 months, I’ve been giving out Tips to DJs via my Instagram grahamefarmer since then we set up our BOOST 1to1 Coaching service, we’ve had BOOST breakfasts at IMS and BMC. And now we have…
003 - Podcasting & Radio Presenting with Katie Knight
Jul 16, 2019 • 33 min
Welcome to the BOOST Podcast with me, Grahame Farmer. For the past 18 months, I’ve been giving out Tips to DJs via my Instagram grahamefarmer since then we set up our BOOST 1to1 Coaching service, we’ve had BOOST breakfasts at IMS and BMC. And now we have…
002 - Starting a Record label with Label Worx Simon Birkumshaw
Jul 15, 2019 • 24 min
Welcome to the Boost Podcast with me, Grahame Farmer. For the past 18 months, I’ve been giving out Tips to DJs via my Instagram grahamefarmer since then we set up our BOOST 1to1 Coaching service, we’ve had BOOST breakfasts at IMS and BMC. And now we have…
Intro to the BOOST Podcast
Jul 4, 2019 • 4 min
Welcome to my brand new podcast and the first episode of the Daily BOOST. Hey, it’s Grahame Farmer, Editor & Cheif of Data Transmission. For those that don’t know, I created the website Data Transmission 11 + years ago. Data Transmission is an online…