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.
- Website: www.FemaleDJ.com
- Email: Info@RealDJing.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/dj_kamccauzey
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/djkamccauzey/
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/KaMcCauZey
- Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/real-djing-newport-beach
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