1. Who are you to say who's professional and who's not?
This is our most asked question. DJCAA is not an organization that waves a wand and says "you're professional" and "you're not". That's not how our process works. DJCAA acts as a third-party "referral" organization for promoters, clients, pr and agents to use. They can count on us to do the background leg work to confirm quality, professional DJs. Our service does this via background checks, references, and reviews of the DJ's skills. We have a panel of music professionals that performs these tasks. Our parent company has been in the music industry for over 25 years. We have professional radio DJs and industry DJs with AT LEAST 15 years experience. We have a tried and tested process that works.
2. Why should I do this?
To separate yourself from the crowd. To show that you're a professional. To have a third-party referral organization confirm your talent. To let promoters, venues and events know that you are not a amateur. DJCAA also has many resources for its members including networking, discounts, tips and advice, events and gig finder. There are many reasons to register with DJCAA.
3. Does every DJ that registers get accepted?
Yes however, simply by registering does not mean you get "certified" into the DJCAA database. You must pass a evaluation of your background as well as accept the professional terms of our organization. You must have a history in the business that allows us to confirm this history. You can still get standard DJCAA membership until you get certifed.
4. You act as our manager?
We act as your virtual manager. Even if you already have a manager or agent, we can still get you gigs, help with promotions, etc. This service automatically comes with your one-year membership. Our gig-finding fee is only 10%. That's half of national average fee. Promotions and marketing fees come with your annual fee.
5. I'm a beginner. Should I register for DJCAA?
Yes. In most cases, you will not get certified as a professional DJ but you will get a lot of valuable resources and learn a lot with your membership.
6. What happens if you find out that I'm not following DJCAA professional standards?
You will be removed from our database. Your page will change to a "unconfirmed" status showing that you no longer belong to DJCAA.
7. Why has DJCAA set these standards and what are they based on?
We set these standards to separate the professional DJs from the amateurs. Our standards reassures promoters, venues, events AND recording artists that you are not only a professional but you're playing by the rules. You are conducting yourself in a professional manner. This means you don't use recording artist's music in your mixes then allow free downloads of those mixes. You don't burn CDs of your mixes (with copyrighted songs) and give them away.
There seems to be this notion that as long as you give the music away, you're not doing anything wrong. That's false. As a DJCAA Certified DJ, you follow the rules and conduct yourself in a professional manner. Those are the standards we set in this program.
8. What if I have a question that not answered in these FAQ?
Simply go to our CONTACT PAGE and we'll be happy to answer any question you may have.
9. How do you perform the 'hands-on' review of my mixing skills for the 'Titanium' Membership?
We have DJCAA on-location events where DJs come to the event and perform live in front of us.
10. How do you check my experience / background?
We have a online form that you fill out that includes past job history along with contact information. We have staff that checks with your contacts to confirm your work.
11. How do venues confirm my DJCAA qualifications?
We have a unique landing page specifically for you. You have a unique DJCAA emblem that you can put on your Facebook, webpage or other sites. When venues, promoters or events click your emblem, they will be taken to your unique DJCAA page to confirm your professional status. You do not have access to this page and it's specifically maintained by DJCAA staff. You can review the page anytime but you cannot make any changes to it.
Go to Account then click on Avatar. You will be able to select an Avatar as your primary photo or you can upload a photo from your computer. If the Photos module is installed, from the View photo page you can set a photo as your Default Avatar.
Go to Account then click Edit Profile. You will be able to edit your profile details such as Headline, Description, Gender etc.
There are 2 ways you can send a private message to a user 1) Click on the Mail icon in member menu and select Compose. In the Recipient field, type in the username of the user you want to send a message to. If the username exists, it will populate as you're typing in the Username. This will help to ensure you type in the correct username. 2) From the users profile you can click Send Letter.
Click on the Mail icon in member menu and click Outbox. This will take you to your Outbox which contains Messages and Greetings you have sent. You can have just messages display or just Greetings by placing a check mark beside what you want to see. Removing a check mark beside Messages for example will display everything but Messages and vise versa.
Click on the Mail icon in member menu then click on Trash. This will display all Messages and Greetings you deleted. Choose what you want to retrieve and click Restore The message(s) selected will now be back in your Inbox.
To save space on our server and to ensure the site is not running what it doesn't need to run, old messages maybe removed periodically.
When you subscribe to another user, that user's profile will be listed in your subscriptions page. This also applies to subscribing to other users activities such as blogs etc.
If a member of the site is harassing you, Ignore or block that user. If the problem progresses you should contact the site administrator.
We strictly enforce our Terms Of Service and make every effort possible to make sure all users are following them. Your account may have been terminated due to a breach in the Terms Of Service (aka TOS). If you felt that your account was terminated for no probable reason, we ask that you contact the site administrator.
The administrator may have chosen to have profiles approved first before joining the site.
Chances are you may have misspelled your password or had your CAPS LOCK on while typing your password. Try typing your password with CAPS LOCK off. If this fails, you can request a password that will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered.