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Why Become A DJ? Do You Even Know?

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Still wondering why you should become a DJ?

From the girl who can’t keep away from the music at her friend’s party to the cocktail bar DJ right through to Carl Cox and Deep Dish; any music fan who feels the need to spread the music passion is essentially a disc jockey in one form or another.

If this sounds like you, then you can become a DJ too. 

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If you love music, you feel like you want to make people happy and have an inbuilt radar for knowing what tunes make people smile and why, and you can make them enjoy themselves then you can become a DJ.

Even if your mixing and technical skills aren’t as advanced as other DJs, you can still be successful.

Do you have the passion?

You have to love music, love sharing it and understand why people enjoy it. This passion will transmit itself into people’s nights out. They’ll feel your vibe and enthusiasm.

You’ll be responsible for transforming people’s evenings and therefore their lives.

There are few better feelings than when people dance, love the music you play and let you know about it. You’ll see why if you try it. 
What do I get if I become a DJ?

If you are the kind of person who gets a buzz from making other people feel good, then it’s a great start because that’s what many DJs are like too.

Become A DJ

First of all, you’ll make people feel good. There’s no price on contributing to others’ happiness.

You might just lift the spirits of that cute girl who’s just been dumped by her loser boyfriend or a song you play that night may get a couple together, who may then reminisce fondly on how it happened years later.

Try it and see how you feel. It’s the (second) best natural high.

The song ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’ by Indeep was written for the best of reasons and inspired by a night out when a DJ injected energy and life into an otherwise dull evening.

A cool hobby at weekends?

Next up, you’ll benefit from having an interesting hobby, one which you’re paid to do. People dream of getting paid to do their hobby for a living.

DJing for a night out can be more enjoyable than a night out with your friends, plus you get paid in money and drink, instead of paying for your own drinks and club entrance fees.

You’ll feel more confident having this cool new alternative moonlighting activity.

Yes and you’ll cruise past that doorman who used to make you wait outside to get in with a smug look on your face.

Club DJing

Maybe you see yourself as a future club DJ, getting paid handsomely to fill dancefloors in your preferred genre of house, electro, hip hop and so on.

Maybe you are happy earning some pocket money at weekends and having the local DJ status which gets you friendly respect whilst you keep up your day job.

Maybe you just want to share some musical love. 

I wanna become a DJ, but what if I fail?

You don’t have to give up your day job which pays your loans and/or rent and bills to become a DJ.

You can play in the evenings and at weekends. When you start DJing, generally the pay won’t be very good anyway, you’ll have to take what you get.

Where do you start?

To start with, you can be a bar DJ who does occasional parties and small dancefloor gigs. Your friends think you’re cool as do any new girls or boys you meet who suddenly perk up when they hear you DJ at weekends. You still have your day job though.

Where you go from right now depends on quite simply what you want to do with your life.

Whatever it may be, the best advice you can get is for you to follow your dream or at least have a crack at it.

The last thing you want is to arrive at 50 years old regretting the fact that you never gave your dream career a try. 

Success Story

French DJ David Vendetta was working in a pharmacy and was nearly 30 years old before giving it all up for music and if he succeeded, you can if you have what it takes and you have the motivation to persevere.

Of course, you’ll need to know how to make it, which is why this site exists aside from helping you understand why you may wanna become a DJ. Some tips on promoting yourself in the DJing world and some advice on how to learn to DJ won’t go amiss either to help you on your way.

Feel your way around this site as much as possible.

With all the contributions from experienced DJs and all the valuable content designed to help you as a DJ, written by DJs, you can’t go wrong.

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