The Resonating Universe Of Peter Munch

Number One
Be yourself. When making statements with music you run the risk of being misunderstood. Prepare yourself on feeling rejected, it is a part of being original.

 

Number Two
Do not support mediocrity. Be aware of the musical excess of our time, and be critical in your selection of music. Find music that will reform the world, not merely please the world.

 

Number Three
Indifference is your enemy. Make statements. Demand action and reaction. Never leave your audience feeling indifferent to your music.

 

Number Four
If you have come to succeed, leave. Most will fail. So when you do, make sure that your failure is the most spectacular ever.

 

Number Five
You must realize that technology is not a shortcut, but rather a distraction, to becoming a great DJ.

 

Number Six
Abolish the idea of a “filler” track – music either has a message or it doesn’t.

 

Number Seven Never plan a set. It may seem like a safety net, but will inevitably lead to mediocrity.

Number Seven
Never plan a set. It may seem like a safety net, but will inevitably lead to mediocrity.

 

Number Eight Let go of your ego. When you do, you will recognize your oneness with the audience, through music and dance.

Number Eight
Let go of your ego. When you do, you will recognize your oneness with the audience, through music and dance.

 

Number Nine There is no "one" business model - it's a lottery. Studying other DJs' career paths will not make you successful. But, being unique as an artist will improve your chances.

Number Nine
There is no “one” business model – it’s a lottery. Studying other DJs’ career paths will not make you successful. But, being unique as an artist will improve your chances.

 

Number Ten Numbers and systems are great for business, not art. Algorithms will not capture the complex emotional state of the human mind. Focus on what is real to you what you see, what you hear, and what you feel.

Number Ten
Numbers and systems are great for business, not art. Algorithms will not capture the complex emotional state of the human mind. Focus on what is real to you what you see, what you hear, and what you feel.

 

Number Eleven Collaborate. The key to reflection and growth lies in sharing experiences.

Number Eleven
Collaborate. The key to reflection and growth lies in sharing experiences.

 

Number Twelve Embracing the diversity of your audience means embracing the diversity of musical genres.

Number Twelve
Embracing the diversity of your audience means embracing the diversity of musical genres.

 

Number Thirteen Never be fashionably late. Acclimating to the venue and audience should be seen as a part of your performance.

Number Thirteen
Never be fashionably late. Acclimating to the venue and audience should be seen as a part of your performance.

 

Number Fourteen Celebrate moral exemplars, but demand high standards and insist on constant development from your heroes.

Number Fourteen
Celebrate moral exemplars, but demand high standards and insist on constant development from your heroes.

 

Number Fifteen Respect the value of the learning process it is the first and most important step in becoming a great artist.

Number Fifteen
Respect the value of the learning process it is the first and most important step in becoming a great artist.

 

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I like the words very much Peter. Very creative visuals as well. Maybe i am just haven’t looked enough but i really appreciate the rare voice on ethics and artistry within DJ culture. Outside of Francious K, and no w you not many i can think of any of whom legitimize the creative and emotional process via blogs ,twitter or books. So thank you.

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You are certainly welcome. Thank you, for taking the time to resonate upon my ideas.

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Peter, Love your “operating principles” and advice if you will.

I have one that is a variation of your #4: Let your motivation be because you love it and you’re
having fun. Most of the times, we might not break even and the only reason we keep going on it’s just because the love for what we do

Thanks for sharing.

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