DJ’ng is becoming a growing industry in terms of popularity and interest. With the growth of technology and the race to make things better and smaller, we see the ability to become a DJ become easier. There are many kinds of DJ’s as the term DJ is not specific to the type of scene you are employed in. There are many kinds of DJ’s, however the three main classifications are radio DJ’s, club/professional DJ’s, and mobile DJ’s/party DJ’s. The point of a DJ, however, is the same across the board which is to use the medium of music to entertain groups of people. Radio DJ’s, though similar, vary from the other two forms of DJ’ng as the radio DJ just plays whatever is required at the station; rock, hip-hop, etc. They have to be well versed in the genre, however, and keep on top of the latest trending songs. Though the other DJ’s have to do that as well, it is not as required as the radio counterpart. Radio and Club/Professional DJ’s differ from their mobile counterpart as the Radio and Club DJ’s are under contract and DJ’ng for them is a more rigorous career. Club/professional DJ’s are the more notorious DJ’s who include those such as David Guetta, Deadmau5, and Skrillex. These DJ’s often produce their own music and are known for the “party” scene (alcohol, drugs, etc). Mobile DJ’ng, which is what I do, requires a vast knowledge of many different genres and an ability to do what Club DJ’s and Radio DJ’s do but on the fly. Mobile DJ’s are not under contract, typically, and acquire most of their business through word of mouth and self promoting. These are the DJ’s you see at weddings, grad parties, and gatherings of all sorts. Overall DJ’ng is an exploding career that is being made more accessible to the everyday person due to technological advances.



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  1. I honestly think it would still be hard to be a DJ. It is really easy to be a boring DJ or even to be bias to your own favorites and not catering to the vast interests of the crowd. The good ones are those full of energy and keeping the interest of the crowd by, as you said, keeping up on the latest trends and even doing their own experimenting with the music.

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