Jul
10

In This Edition:

 

You Gots To Grill Vol. 6  //  Noticeworthy  //  Kickstarter Recap  //  Shirt Sale  //  Articles

 

Free Music

 

DJ Zimmie – You Gots To Grill – Volume 6 – “Grill At Will”

 

Sometimes when you’re halfway home, your pager is STILL blowin’ up.  Unfortunately, if you have BBQ sauce on your fingers, you don’t want to check it because you’ll ruin your freshly creased khakis.  Please, be safe this holiday season and don’t Q and drive.  Volume 6 of the You Gots To Grill mix series is giving you an overhand slap like you stole something.  Don’t forget to cop 1-5 HERE.

 

 

Backup MIXCRATE Link HERE.  (In case SoundCloud shits the bed.)

 

 

Press

 

Recently I was a feature for the launch of an exciting new site called Noticeworthy.  If you’re the kind of person that gets inspiration from checking out how your peers are kicking ass, this site is perfect for you.  Noticeworthy features articles about people making moves as well as venues, projects and ideas that should be on your radar.  There’s plenty on here to motivate anyone.

 

Check out my full interview:

http://noticeworthy.com/people/dj-zimmie/

 

 

Shirt Sale!!!

 

Have you copped a fly DJ Zimmie shirt for your girl yet?  They’re on sale right now at www.WhiteFolksGetCrunk.com.  Order today and you’ll get a shirt, sticker and a Wizard of AUS tour CD for only $20!  It’s the best deal on Earth, we checked.  Shipping’s on you, kiddo.

 

 

Articles

 

Kickstarter Recap

 

Trying to raise money for your idea but some moron is taking all the donations for potato salad?  I finally got around to writing up my experience with Kickstarter.

http://djzimmie.com/2014/06/15/dj-zimmie-kickstarter-experience/

 

DJ Mustard

 

Wanna see how DJ Mustard creates platinum rap hits?  Prepare to be bored…

http://djzimmie.com/2014/07/10/hold-the-mustard/

 

Vice Versa

 

Does the “golden rule” apply in the world of nightclubs and DJing?  I tried a little experiment recently on Craigslist and some people felt some type of way.

http://djzimmie.com/2014/06/09/vice-versa/

 
 

I swear that recap from my tour of Australia is coming…



Jun
15

Disclaimer:  This is a long post.  I should have written this up months ago, but, as my mom would say, it’s better to be late and brutally honest than on time and skimp on details.  (She never said that.)

 

 

In case you weren’t aware via an annoying email, call, text or social media message from me, earlier this year I ran an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign.  The campaign would have fully funded Soundtrack: The Story of the DJ,  a documentary about DJing that I’m currently filming.  The campaign was not successful in terms of reaching it’s funding goal.  It was however successful in spreading the word about the project and also in making me dislike crowd-source funding (for the most part).  In the following article I will walk you through my Kickstarter experience and tell you how I feel about the whole thing.

 

Note:  You can donate to my documentary project at www.TheDJDocumentary.com and every single donation goes towards making the film.  Thanks in advance.

 

Hurry Up… And Wait

 

Once I decided that I was going to run a Kickstarter campaign, I sat down at the computer, cracked my knuckles, took a swig of coffee and thought that in no time, I’d have a campaign set up.  I knew that I could get the campaign approved and then launch it when the time was right.  It was November 2013.  Boy was I wrong.

 

All your Kickstarter donations are processed through an Amazon Payments account you have to set up.  (Don’t like Amazon? You’re SOL.)  To set up this account you need an EIN (employee identification number) which means you need to set up a corporation.  (hits brakes)  So I spent the time and money figuring out what I’m calling my new company and then filed for a corporation.  (Didn’t want a corporation?  Too bad, dissolve it later I guess.)  After the corporation was set up I had to wait for Amazon to verify my bank account.  This whole process took at least a week if I remember correctly.  Ok here we go again!  (makes more coffee)

 

Once you set up your Kickstarter campaign with all your Amazon information, the campaign needs to be approved by Kickstarter.  (hits brakes again)  The Kickstarter staff checks out your campaign and reviews your rewards (things you give people who donate money) to make sure everything looks good.  This involved a few back and forth emails to the staff, most of which made zero sense.  I had several rewards that were very similar and they’d single out one, ask me to explain it (every reward had an explanation) and then not respond when I explained why I priced something a certain way or what a reward meant.  I changed a few words and they approved the campaign.  It’s now December 26th, 2013.  I launched on January 13th, 2014

 

Pricing note:  I’ll break down “Kickstarter math” as I call it later so you can see how much you really (don’t) pocket once you send out rewards.  Muy importante.

 

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Feb
3

In This Edition:

 

DJ Documentary Kickstarter // 5 Interviews // Cali Tour // Live on KBOO Mix  //  Dre Day

 

Read the full newsletter HERE!



Feb
3

In This Edition:

 

DJ Documentary Kickstarter // 5 Interviews // Cali Tour // Live on KBOO Mix  //  Dre Day

 

DJ Documentary

 

If you haven’t seen any of my posts on social media recently, I’m starting work on a documentary about DJing.  It’s very exciting because some very big names in DJing have already reached out to me in support of the film.  Right now I’m in the phase of raising money to start filming.  Rather than me retyping a bunch of info and boring you to death, check out the Kickstarter page.  There’s tons of info about what I’m doing as well as a fantastic video featuring a cosign from DJ Jazzy Jeff.

 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me through this site or through the Kickstarter page.  If you like the project, please donate, share it, tell a friend, etc.  #DJMovie

 

Soundtrack: The Story of the DJ

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/956775497/soundtrack-the-story-of-the-dj

 

 

Interviews

 

I’ve been doing a ton of interviews about the #DJMovie project.  They all talk about the documentary but each interview branches out differently into DJing so check them out.

 

Wheat City Mag

http://wheatcitymag.com/2014/02/dj-zimmie-interview/

 

Do Androids Dance

http://doandroidsdance.com/features/dj-zimmie-soundtrack-documentary-interview/

 

Live on 90.7 FM KBOO Portland Radio (interview & mix)

http://soundcloud.com/djzimmie/live-on-kboo

 

A Kind Voice on Movies

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/akindvoice/2014/02/01/a-kind-voice-on-movies

 

Kiss FM Australia

This Wednesday 2/5 at 1 am (8 pm AUS time) on the Bionic Boogie show with DJ Eddie Mac

Listen at www.kissfm.com.au

 

Upcoming Gigs

 

February 2014 Mini Tour

 

Monday 2.3.2014

Motown On Mondays – San Francisco

The Legionnaire Saloon

2272 Telegraph Ave – Oakland, CA

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/322746424532199/

 

 

Wednesday 2.5.2013

Insert Coins w/ DJ 88

512 Fremont Street – Las Vegas, NV

 

 

Thursday 2.6.2014

Insert Coins

512 Fremont Street – Las Vegas, NV

 

 

Saturday 2.8.2014

Private Event

Palm Springs, CA

 

Monday 2.10.2014

More Fire Mondays

Sevilla Nightclub – Riverside, CA

 

Tuesday 2.18.2014

DRE DAY 2014

DJ Zimmie & Dev From Above

Dre classics, remixes of Dre songs and more.

Holocene – Portland, OR

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1380910835503137/?ref=br_tf

 



Feb
1

Hot off the presses we’ve got the artwork for the Soundtrack documentary posters.  Showdeer did a great job with these and since the final posters for the film might be different, these will most likely be a limited collector’s item.  Donate now and tell a friend!

 



Jan
29

I’ve been hitting the promo tour full force trying to raise awareness and raise funds for my documentary about DJing.  (Donate to the #DJMovie Kickstarter HERE.)  One recent stop was 90.7 FM KBOO Portland Radio to talk to my man DJ ATM and spin some tunes.  We hit the record button and now you’ve got a tasty little mixtape off the top of my head.  Share it, donate to the cause and spread the good word.

 

Mix Link:

http://soundcloud.com/djzimmie/live-on-kboo

 

Movie Link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/956775497/soundtrack-the-story-of-the-dj

 



Jan
28

We’re now two weeks into the Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for “Soundtrack: The Story of the DJ“. If you haven’t checked out the project yet, go HERE to watch the promo video with DJ Jazzy Jeff, read about the movie, make a donation and share it. Thank you again for all your support!

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/956775497/soundtrack-the-story-of-the-dj

 

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

 



Jan
20

We’re now one week into the Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for “Soundtrack: The Story of the DJ“.  If you haven’t checked out the project yet, go HERE to watch the promo video with DJ Jazzy Jeff, read about the movie, make a donation and share it.  Thank you again for all your support!

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/956775497/soundtrack-the-story-of-the-dj

 

Facebook  //  Twitter  //  Instagram

 



Jan
16

Check out the video for my Kickstarter campaign to raise money for Soundtrack: The Story of the DJ. Learn more about the movie and support the project HERE!

 



Jan
16

Check out the video for my Kickstarter campaign to raise money for Soundtrack: The Story of the DJ.  Learn more about the movie and support the project HERE!

 



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