5 Tips For Becoming a DJ & Creative Entrepreneur From Jasmine Solano

January 7, 2015 11:14 PM

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For Philadelphia native and New York-based DJ, Jasmine Solano, music has always been a driving force in her life. From a young age, Solano's mother raised her on classic soul music with the vibes of James Brown and Otis Redding. As a teenager, she experienced the height of neo-soul music and became heavily influenced by the positive sounds of Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Black Star and Lauryn Hill. With a growing awareness for political issues and society, Solano's passion for music and social impact fueled her into a successful career as an internationally touring DJ.

Recent years have revealed a growing trend of female DJs. While advanced technology makes it extremely easy for anyone to start DJing today (without lugging crates of vinyl around), Jasmine Solano is by no means a "pop-up DJ." As an undergrad at Emerson College, Solano created and DJ'ed an award win...

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