A Disc Jockey, usually abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays recorded music for a live audience. There are numerous reasons for becoming a DJ. One major reason is an enjoyment one can have by creating an ambience that the audience appreciates.
However it can be difficult to enjoy being a DJ, especially in early stages. One major reason is DJ's inability to align needs of audience, wishes of management and what is required of the DJ.
Needs of audience can be categorized into following broad areas based on type of event:
Wishes of management can change based on type of event. However the primary objective is to keep the patrons happy. They are also concerned about any risks involved with someone tripping over equipment/wires.
What is required of DJ can be categorized into following areas based on type of event. Within each category, what is required of the DJ is listed in the order of importance.
By recognizing different types of events demand different aspects of a DJ's skills a DJ can focus on improving skills important to type of event he/she enjoys being part of.
- Nero Sovaki