Jem.Lang | DJ Entertainer
DJ, entertainer, and up and coming star, Mr. Lang takes us behind the scenes of radio events in Australia!
His personality radiates as he is honest, sincere, and fun to watch.
Personally, I received a message from Mr. Lang telling me to keep going on Snapchat as I was creating great content. (ThunderHawk303). I am thrilled to include him here. Be sure to check out his music at his website JemLang.com
We sat down with DJ Jem.Lang to ask him how Snapchat has changed his life and his business.
SCSMM: How did you first discover Snapchat?
I consider myself as an innovator when it comes to technology, always up for trying new apps. It was while scrolling through the App Store. Seeing that weird looking ghost, it grabbed my attention. After testing out the app I was hooked!
SCSMM: Why do you think Snapchat has taken off?
I am sure it is all the nudes people send haha. In all seriousness, once people saw that there is more to Snapchat than sharing nudes Snapchat really took off. I find it forces you to be more creative with sharing your life, rather than posting a status or a tweet, you are sharing engaging content that is captivating.
SCSMM: What do you like to Snap about?
There are so many things that I like to share on Snapchat. It might be acting a funny story while wearing different wigs (yes I have a bag of wigs, you’ll have to follow me to find out why) which might be about why I am hopeless when it comes to girls, or might be funny things that happen with work.
I also haven’t had the easiest of lives, had a tough childhood. But rather than being a victim, I embrace it and use it as motivation to strive for more, to keep pushing myself which I share through my snaps. Often I will set challenges for people, like making 5 strangers smile that week.
I also have a really cute cat. Her name is Charlotte who is an Exotic Short Hair.
SCSMM: Why should everyone follow you on Snapchat and watch your stories every day?
If it isn’t for the random wig stories or my cute cat, Charlotte. It would have to be for the inspiration that I share.
SCSMM: What would you recommend someone do who is just starting out on Snapchat?
To follow some of the big Snapchat influencers for inspiration. Such as Ginicanbreath, Imnickrobertson, tristantales, flawlessfox. They are great at showing storytelling. Then start practicing using Snapchat. Make sure you are true to who you are. Play on the strengths of your personality or talents. Also jump onto reddit.com/r/snapchat and download the Ghost Codes app. They are great ways of connecting with other people.
SCSMM: How do you develop your Snapchat stories? Are the spontaneous or do you plan them out?
Sometimes they just happen where I will come up with a simple idea then start snapping it before I even know where it is going. Other times I might come up with an idea and think it over before putting it out there.
SCSMM: What else do you do? What is your day job / Business?
Work in radio and DJ. I host a weekly radio show called Rapture on an Australian radio station called Fresh 92.7. This show focuses on Trance and Progressive music. I also announce on a digital station called KIxx Radio.
Plus DJ, I have been playing for close to 15 years. Played at some of the biggest clubs in the world including Ministry of Sound in London and various festivals around Australia.
SCSMM: How do you think Snapchat has helped your life and business grow?
It certainly has helped with connecting with people all around the world which I love. Being able to connect with people from all walks of life is really nice. I have followers in Australia, Sweden, Canada, USA, UK, South Africa, Mexico, I am sure there are more I just can’t remember them all.
SCSMM: How is the Snapchat community different from other social networks?
Facebook and Instagram is all about getting the perfect selfie. Making sure your face is lit in the right way, pulling the right facial expression. Somehow showing that your life is perfect. Snapchat isn’t like that. It is about being you. No need to have the perfect filter because the best you doesn’t need it.
Also being a video/photo social network I find that it is more engaging and forces you to be more creative with your content.
SCSMM: Who are YOUR favorite influencers on SnapChat?
Without a doubt Ginicanbreathe is my favorite. Been following her since she made her first post on Reddit over a year ago. Now look at where she is now.
Also imnickrobertson, flawlessfox, lauraclery, tristiantales, samsheffer