You can use a laptop with a webcam or a professional camera set-up to stream your DJ sets, and soon you’ll be able to stream using your mobile device too (the Chew mobile app is currently in an early testing stage).
While we always recommend making mixtapes for both improving your skills and marketing yourself as a DJ, broadcasting your DJ sessions live is another great way to intensify your practice sessions: It’s possible to receive immediate feedback on your performance, and – especially if you don’t DJ out as much as you’d like – it’s a good way of getting at least some of that “buzz”.
In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera.
But I was nervous, I felt like there were people watching. It was weird.” After a few weeks of broadcasting he began to find his rhythm.
In exchange, you get up to three 720P webcams, paid internet service and 0 per month.
His dad even records his games so they can watch them later.
Erik would love if his grandparents could watch his games too, but they recently moved to Florida.
The company points out that since social networks all offer users the ability to stream their lives, why not them?
"Our offering broadcasts everything, from surfing the internet to eating lunch," says Cam Soda VP Darren Press.