How To Mobile DJ

Mobile DJs assist in maintaining the life of the party. They’re highly similar to radio DJs who, although they decide what they want to play on their program, are limited only to the genre required by the station. Mobile DJs are the same, as though they’re free to decide what they want to play and how long they want to play, their music is dependent on what their client needs. This ensures that they get DJ-ing requests in the future. If you’re interested in developing a keen sense of understanding as to what music people want to hear while earning money, here are the things you need to do.

  • Find a mobile DJ or a DJ-ing company. Being a mobile DJ is not a class you can learn from schools and universities, so the only way to be one is to learn directly from one. Look online or in your local yellow pages if there are mobile DJs listed. Give them a call and ask them if they need an assistant. Doing this may not pay much at the start, but it can help build a client list and will give you the skills and lessons you need. Once you land an assistant job, don’t be afraid to ask questions about the tools and equipments needed to run a party. You can watch the DJ during gigs to know the ins and outs of the business first-hand.

    Aside from freelance mobile DJs, you can also look for companies who employ their own mobile DJs. Ask them if they have available positions, or if they have the capability to give you training.

  • Familiarize yourself with a DJ’s equipments. Most DJs now make use of digital equipments so start learning how to use one by watching other DJs use it. Ask them of the latest models, the pros and cons of each commercial brand, and the cost of purchasing one if you’re planning to make an investment.
  • Invest in equipments. Start saving up money based on the current information that you have, so you can invest on the important equipments. These include a turntable, amplifiers, iPod, speakers, and microphones. Search online for how to properly use these equipments, other equipments you can invest on, as well as reading materials you can buy.
  • Familiarize yourself with a lot of songs. Get the top and popular songs from the last few decades. Start with the latest songs, going back to the 1960s, so you can be versatile in your song offerings. Once you have the songs ready, get copies of them and make a list, so you can have a “menu” available for your clients. Save your songs online or in CDs so you can easily retrieve them as necessary.

    There are copyright issues involved in downloading music, especially from the Internet, so familiarize yourself with these laws as well.

  • Practice your skills with close friends. Offer your services to friends and families, beginning with a low price. A $100-$250 fee per event is enough for a starting mobile DJ. After each event, ask for comments and suggestions so you can improve your skills. Once you’ve gained enough experience and you already have a good reputation and a long list of clientele, you can expect between $750 and $1500 fee per event.

Being a mobile DJ can help you land a huge income, but you should know how to properly socialize with clients and guests. So make sure that you not only improve your DJ-ing skills but your social skills as well.


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