7 Reasons It’s Great To Be A Digital DJ

Need more reasons to become a pro DJ?


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You’ve been thinking about getting into the DJ game for awhile now. You’ve researched all the DJ equipment on the market, looked into online DJ classes and even chatted up a few pros at local clubs. You know what you need to do and you’re pretty sure you have what it takes to make a go of it.

So what are you waiting for?

If you have a passion for music—creating it and playing it—for others to enjoy then you might have a long career as a professional digital DJ. You may think the market is saturated (it is) and that you don’t have a shot at making it big (you do!) but I want to tell you why it’s so great being a digital DJ today.

#1 – Lightweight DJ Equipment

One of the best things about being a digital DJ these days is that the DJ hardware is lighter than ever, making it easy to load and unload at your DJ gigs. But what’s even better is that having lightweight DJ equipment no longer means plastic toy crap that won’t last a year for a mobile DJ who is traveling long distances (on a plane) from one gig to the next.

If this sounds amazing—and it does—look into our DJ equipment reviews to see what hardware is right for you.

#2 – Travel

Who doesn’t want to travel the world going to some of the best parties and biggest clubs around? I did and it is incredible. You’ll find that language isn’t really a barrier when it comes to great music and a stellar performer.

Plus you get to travel to locales you’ve probably never dreamed of, and it is all for your job…the greatest job on the planet. Your travel will start local but as you get more experience and make more connections in the DJ world, your passport will get a good workout.

#3 – Festivals

These days you will find that there are plenty of festivals catering to DJs all over the world. Whether you live in a small town in upstate New York or hours away from the California desert, you can find a festival to attend and make connections or to perform.

If you’re willing to travel then hundreds of festivals are open to you. The key to getting to these gigs as a fan or performer is to make connections wherever you go. Promoters, DJs, bar/club owners and all manner of club goers can give you information to further your career as a pro DJ.

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#4 – Celebrity

I don’t know if this is a good or bad point but plenty of wannabe DJs want to also be famous. If that’s your thing you can rest easy because there are plenty of DJs who are celebrities in their own right. Not to be confused of course with celebrities who occasionally DJ.

If you’re a good DJ, a great performer and you make the right connections you could become a well known DJ.

#5 – Tons of Music Choices

This is probably my favorite part about being a digital DJ; music selection. You can go online and find all types of music to enhance your sets and mixes, or to simply inspire you when you start producing your own tracks. Whether it is a Swedish jazz rap trio or a Japanese pop artist, all types of music is available to you online with just a click of the mouse.

Part of being a great pro DJ is taking time to find different music that will make your performances stand out. With the availability of music online all that’s required of you is to actually do it.

#6 – Loyal Fans

DJ fans are the best ever! They are loyal to those they love and will help you spread the word about your DJ magnificence better than anyone else. If you are doing your part in terms of marketing and social media then you will reach out to likeminded music lovers who will tell any and every one they can how great this new DJ they discovered is. They will round up large groups to attend your DJ gigs whenever possible and they’ll do pretty much whatever you ask for a chance to win some of your DJ swag.

They may not line up with tears in their eyes like they do for Thor but they’ll help you and make every gig a joy.

#7 – Serious Career

Probably the best reason it is so incredible to be a digital DJ today is that it is an actual viable career choice. Twenty years ago (okay, today too) parents pale at the thought of their children doing a job that is just a long line of ‘gigs’. Today though, you can line up regular gigs at local nightclubs, residencies at clubs around the world, endorsements and of course producing your own music: cobble all of it together and you’ve got a full blown DJ career.

Do the work and you’ll find that being a digital DJ ain’t so bad!

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