We've talked about the looming annoyances every DJ expects while they are spinning. At some point during your gig, you eventually have someone who comes up to the DJ booth, drunk, incoherent and most likely the self-centered music aficionado, making a request, in the middle of your set, expecting to hear their song. Not that all people who make requests, handle it this way. And most of the time, the requests can be fair and in line with the vibe your creating.
But wouldn't it be great if there was a way for you to take requests without interrupting your flow, taking off your head phones, and trying to decipher what the hell that person is asking you? RequestNow, hopes to change that. This handy little app, allows DJs to take requests from the audience, via text message.
RequestNow is a web app, that follows a subscription model to use the service. Prices range from $9.99 a month for basic service to $49.99 a month for the premium service. You can take a look at the Pricing here.
RequestNow attempts to provide tools for DJs to build brand awareness, connect with the audience, while allowing the DJ to focus on their set in an unobtrusive manner. Not sure if the subscription model warrants a $10.00 per month investment. I would have purchased if it was an app, that I can download for a fixed fee. But the idea of using text messaging to communicate is still disruptive, and it's still not going to stop that one drunk person to come up to you at the booth, and request the song they want played in the middle of your set. What they are trying to do is a start, just not sure if they have it figured it out, just yet.
What about you, DJs? Would you subscribe to a service like this? Have you tried this service out? We would love to hear from you.