2014. okt. 30.

DJ karrier külföldön - DJ Career Opportunities

Minden lehetőség adott ahhoz, hogy a DJ-k külföldön is fellépjenek.
Régebben ez korlátozottabb volt, de a legnagyobb akadályt az idegen nyelvtudás hiánya okozta. Igen kedvező felkéréseket kellett visszautasítanunk, mert nem találtunk az igénynek megfelelő nyelvismerettel rendelkező DJ-ket.

Szerintem a kommunikáció ma is szükséges - annak is, aki a műsorában egy szót sem szól.
Például a tájékozódáshoz, amiben az alábbi információk is segítenek.

Open Universities Australia - Distance Education and Online Courses

Disc Jockeys (Nightclub)

Nightclub Disc Jockeys entertain by playing and mixing music for particular themes and events. They should be able to keep the dance floor crowded by creating a playlist and interpreting the crowd and evening. They may also engage the crowd by taking requests and acting as MC.

Quick summary

  • Starting salary:$40 500 P/A
  • Senior salary:$60 000 P/A
  • Average salary:$48 000 P/A
  •  * Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer
  • Employment level:5,000 as of November 2012 (Projected employment levels in 2017 of 4,800)
  • Average weekly hours:Average weekly hours worked for full time Disc Jockeys (Nightclub) is 38 hours
  • Employment by region:The top three regions for employment as a Disc Jockey (Nightclub) include:
    • NSW: 32,0%
    • VIC: 27,8%
    • QLD: 27,2%

Employment growth

Total employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 600

Gender (including full time and part time)

The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
  • Male Full Time: 20,7%
  • Male Part Time: 29,1%
  • Female Full Time: 12,3%
  • Female Part Time: 37,9%

Other relevant information

Duties and tasks

  • Analyse nightclub patrons and be able to identify music changes necessary to keep clients dancing and enjoying nightclub atmosphere
  • Audition for new nightclub gigs by entertaining and creating fun and positive atmosphere of music and embellishments
  • Create playlists based on nightclub atmosphere, regular patrons and special nights or events
  • Engage the nightclub crowd through requests, special announcements, introductions, etc. and build fan base to ensure future gigs
  • Understand and use disc jockey equipment and some technical knowledge of cables and speakers
  • Work with nightclub staff to coordinate changes in music and announce bar activities to increase club sales; quickly adapt or transition equipment and work through technical errors or problems

Skills required

  • Critical Thinking
  • Excellent Public Speaking
  • Musical and Creative Abilities
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Social Perceptiveness

Working conditions

Nightclub Disc Jockeys typically work late evenings/early mornings, especially on weekends. Many Disc Jockeys have regular, secured gigs at specific nightclubs daily, weekly or monthly and are able to use fixed equipment at the nightclub. They may accrue more gigs by creating a follower base of supporters.

Professional associations / Industry information

Creative Industry Skills Council
The Creative Industry Skills Council is the lead industry body providing high-level strategic vocational education and training advice to ensure future skills development and enhanced workforce capacity in the creative industries.
Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance


Business Idea Center - Mobile Disc Jockey

Mobile Disc Jockey

Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

If you've always wanted to be a radio personality, spinning records (or CDs) and entertaining your audience with your own patented brand of patter, then this could be just the business for you. As a mobile disc jockey, you'll roll to party locations, set up your equipment on-site and fill the night (or day) with music. You'll provide entertainment at all sorts of events, from weddings to office parties to open houses and birthdays. You'll also make sure guests are having fun, encouraging would-be wallflowers to get out there and boogie, teaching line dancing or the Watusi, and initiating bunny hops or conga lines. The advantages to this business are that, first and foremost, it's fun--if you're an extrovert with an ear for music, you can't do much better unless you're a live musician. It's creative, you can start part-time, you get to party while you work, and while you won't make a fortune, your earnings will be more than respectable. You've got to be an onstage, people kind of person who can not only entertain a crowd but draw others out and help them have fun, too. You should have an appreciation for lots of kinds of music--you can't refuse to play either Perry Como or Pink Floyd if that's what your clients and their guests want to hear--plus up-to-the-nanosecond music-industry knowledge of what's new and hot. And you'll need the skills and experience to operate all that equipment smoothly and easily.

The Market

Your clients will be anybody who wants to party or help others have fun--couples or individuals, associations and organizations, corporations, and wedding and event planners. You can also target restaurant and nightclub owners. Send brochures to wedding and event planners and even caterers, who may refer you to other party planners. Place ads in your local Yellow Pages and newspapers. Post fliers on bulletin boards around colleges and frat and sorority houses.

Needed Equipment

You'll need a sound system--CD player, mixer, speakers, amplifier, a microphone--and a major collection of music of all kinds. You should also have a vehicle suitable for carrying all this around in, and liability insurance and a policy to cover your equipment in transit.



DJ Career Opportunities

Most club, radio and mobile DJs are either self-employed or are offered freelance contracts. It is important that they build their reputation, are successful networkers and are committed to self-promotion. Occasionally, DJs are employed by clubs and the hospitality industry.
Successful DJs can find work opening events and giving personal appearances. There are also increasingly good opportunities for experienced club DJs to work abroad.
It is possible for DJs to move into related roles in music production, music retailing and recording. They could become club promoters, agents, remix producers, record distributors or even musical artists in their own right.


Further information:

If you would like to know anything about Disc Jockey, information can be found below.
Skillset Careers
Tel: 08080 300 900 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Tel: 0808 100 8094 for Scotland
Prospect House
80-110 New Oxford Street
Creative and Cultural Skills
Tel: 0800 093 0444
BBC Recruitment
BBC Recruitment
PO Box 48305
W12 6YE
Commercial Radio Companies Association
The Radiocentre
77 Shaftsbury Avenue
Tel: 020 7306 2603
Radio Academy
5 Market Place
Tel: 020 7255 2010
Community Media Association
The Workstation
15 Paternoster Row
S1 2BX
Tel: 0114 279 5219


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