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DJing is now a viable career option, tell your mom

education Updated: Jul 08, 2015 18:42 IST
Danish Girdhar
Danish Girdhar
Hindustan Times
Disc jockey

More than the skills and techniques one needs to realise that the base of everything is music, says DJ Khushi Soni.

DJs create music by combining various genres and tracks through a variety of equipment like turntables, mixers, graphic equalizers, tape decks and several other sound processers to get their audience in the groove. However, pleasing the crowd with their music is often a hard task since this requires a good knowledge of music, popular global trends, and an understanding of what the crowd wants. Well-known DJ, Khushi Soni, says, “There is new technology and software coming out every other day and of course you need stay updated on the latest technology and skills to make sure you are at the top of your game.”

There are no colleges that offer full-time programmes or courses with a defined syllabus or course curriculum in DJ training or development. However, there are many private institutes and training centres that have sprung up across India, mainly in Mumbai, NCR, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

High demand
No longer a countercultural phenomenon, deejaying is slowly getting to be a viable career with multiple options and good money to make. Many renowned DJs
have started their own academies too

Rs. I take home
Anything between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 70,000 per night. Salaries here vary between Rs. 3 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh per annum, depending on experience and popularity

I love my job because...
It’s all about one’s passion and a good ‘taste’ for music that can draw people to the dance floor, having the time of their lives