A person who aspires to become a DJ or a disk Jockey should obviously have a passion for music and a huge knowledge database of music. A disc Jockey is a person who plays music and sets up the music systems for pubs, restaurants, discoâ€™s, events and wherever there is a need for music. Every occasion needs an element of music whether it is a wedding, birth or funeral. It can be an office party, house party or just a get together. People prefer to have music when it is an occasion. Wherever such events are taking place chances are there may be a need for a DJ.
What does a DJ do?
A DJ plays music! Thatâ€™s not all a DJ has to have a team of sound engineers and own sound equipment to set up for events. If a DJ is employed with a pub or a bar and discotheque he or she may not need all these. However if a DJ wants to be independent and perform on their own they will need to own all these equipment and team up with some sound engineers. There is a difference in both the aspects of the profession. If a DJ is employed and works for an organization he may be on a monthly income and may not earn much. However if the DJ is independent then they can earn a lot by performing on events. Some DJ are employed and perform at events, they juggle between both the aspects of the job. Before a person starts out on being a DJ on their own it is best to work as an assistant under someone and learn the techniques of mixing the sounds and music.
What do you need to know to become a DJ?
To become a DJ a person should have taste for music and great knowledge of music. They need to know about every kind of music like different genreâ€™s of music, kinds of music like pop, rock, soft rock, hip-hop, metal, country, Jazz and new and old songs. As they play music they need to learn a lot as to what people like listening to, what kind of crowd enjoys what kind of music, where to play what music, and many aspects like these.
A good DJ should know how to entertain people and make sure that they are having a good time and enjoying the music.