By logging in with facebook you agree
to the terms and conditions.
DJs play and mix recorded music for audiences on the radio, internet or at live music events. They choose different tracks of music and create new mixes that they then perform for an audience. Some DJs create their own original records and songs, either using samples of other tracks or creating fresh material.
DJs use vinyl records, CDs or MP3s and other digital music files to play their music and some are skilled in playing an instrument, singing or rapping. DJs spend a lot of their time listening to music to find new material and inspiration. DJs usually work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
Radio DJs have slightly different roles compared to club DJs who record and sell music and gigs.
For example, club DJs will usually be involved in the following:
Radio DJs may also travel round performing at live events, but mainly work in the studio of the radio station. They will normally have to:
Some normal DJs will work travelling around to different private parties and events, such as weddings, birthdays and work dos. Other DJs may become famous in the pop music scene and start making their own records and performing on their own tours.