DJs play music for audiences in parties, clubs, theatres, live venues and on our radios. DJs use a wide range of equipments such as mixers, microphones and amplifiers.
There are 3 types of DJs
- Radio DJ
- Club DJ
- Mobile DJ
Quite a number of radio DJs also perform live as club DJs.
- Keen interest in music
- Outgoing personality
- Good sense of timing and co-ordination
A Typical Day:
A typical day for a DJ will depend on the type of DJ. As a Radio DJ, a typical day might include
- Choose the music to be played
- Interact with the audience through phone-ins, emails and texts
- Interviews with studio guests
A club DJ or a mobile DJ will play and mix records in clubs, parties or weddings, create buzzing atmosphere and keep people dancing.
- Love for music and knowledge of music with the music world
- Practical experience is required. Many start out as volunteers for hospitals or student radios or TVs, churches and in local community settings.
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