For most DJs, the business has come to a sudden and complete stop. Eminem is taking matters into his own hands and giving DJs in Michigan an opportunity to earn some cash and be heard on a national platform. This is a direct response to the COVID 19 outbreak which has put events on hold for the foreseeable future. Eminem called the Sway in the Morning show on Shade45, Friday morning to announce the details of the “Love Your DJ” contest. Eminem owns the Shade45 channel on SiriusXM and is using that as a platform to get DJs from his home state of Michigan to be heard around the world.
The rukes are simple, the first 500 DJs to submit a 2 minute audio mix will receive a $313 payment. A panel of judges will then select 15 grand prize winners who will have a chance to spin on Shade45 as part of the Love Your DJ mix show, starting May 2. Em is giving away over $156K USD to help his DJ community. Hats off to him for recognizing and shining light on the DJs who are the backbone of the music industry. DJs from Michigan have until Wednesday, April, 29 to submit their mix.