So you want to DJ for Amplify? Maybe you’ve DJed before but want to expand your skillset and event opportunities. Or maybe you’ve never DJed before but think that, with training, you’ll have what it takes to rock a crowd. Some Amplify DJs are full-time DJs, while others DJ as a side hustle while they work a full-time job in another career. Other Amplify DJs are pursuing related dreams, playing in touring rock bands, producing the hottest new trap music, or acting on stage and on film.
DJing is definitely not your typical 9-5 job (queue Dolly Parton). It’s not an easy job either. It takes preparation and keen attention to details. Great DJs don’t just play music and talk on the microphone. They help create legendary moments that cement themselves in people’s minds as memories they’ll cherish for years to come. In short, it’s not about what we do but why it matters.
You may already have a deep love of music. As a DJ, that love will only grow fonder as you discover not just how music moves you personally, but how it affects entire crowds of people. You’ll discover new songs, genres and dances all the time. You’ll grow to love genres you never really cared for in the past. You’ll meet new people and connect with them through music. Most people hit a point in their lives where their music discovery freezes and they're stuck in the past. Not DJs. DJing is nothing short of a very challenging adventure. Still interested? Read on.
Actual tasks that DJs perform include setting up and testing equipment, as well as tweaking the equalization to achieve a high-quality sound. We prepare songs and mix and blend them together to create an experience, not just a playlist. We emcee, or make announcements, introduce wedding parties, hype a dance floor, etc. We work and collaborate with other vendors like photographers, caterers, planners, videographers, and more. We meet with our clients and inspire confidence. It’s a long list of “stuff” but again, the result of why it matters should be the real focus.
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