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. If I don't pass the DJCAA certification process, do I get a refund?
No. You WILL get the basic DJCAA annual membership. If you continue to keep a solid profile and grow as a DJ, you can go through the certification process again.
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.