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Meet Katey McCausey of Real DJing

Today we’d like to introduce you to Katey McCausey.

Katey, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
As a little girl growing up in Michigan, my dad was a wedding DJ and I’d go to events with him. It was inevitable that I’d also end up DJing. I became a certified DJ through Scratch DJ Academy in 2014.

Has it been a smooth road?
I don’t think anything in life worth attaining comes easy! I love challenges and DJing has and always will be one! Looking back, I think initially I was naive to the time and cost involved. You don’t realize how much speakers cost, plus stands, carrying bags, microphones, ceremony systems, reception systems, computers, music, and then back-ups of everything because technology isn’t always reliable. Another challenge I find is being a female DJ in a male-dominated industry. It’s challenging to educate people that a woman can handle an event just as well, if not better in some circumstances, as a man. And sometimes I struggle to find work/life balance because I’m a type-A perfectionist and I put more time and energy into my events than any DJ I know.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
RealDJing is a mobile DJ service. What sets me apart from others is being a certified DJ with two master’s degrees. Nowadays, anyone can download some music and buy or rent DJ equipment and call themselves a DJ. But not many DJs can say they are certified and educated. Also, being a perfectionist female with strong attention to detail and organization is not something you find everyday. As a cancer survivor, I’m most proud of the meaningful relationships I make and bringing joy through music to other’s lives.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Southern California is a mecca for arts, entertainment, and culture. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, but there are pros and cons to anything. I think life is what you make of it, regardless of where you live.

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