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How To Become a DJ [2020 Guide For Beginners]

The beginners guide on how to become a DJ. All steps from DJ equipment to getting booked and perform live.

How To Become a DJ [2020 Guide For Beginners]

How To Become a DJ [2020 Guide For Beginners]

What do you need to become a DJ? What are the requirements, and how long is it going to take? The answers and our steps on how to become a DJ in no time.

If you have been close to a DJ or were a part of an unforgettable DJ event, then it may have passed through your mind to give it a try yourself. And what’s not to like? Music, Nightlife, Party, Drinks, or getting paid for something you love…? The truth is, being a DJ is not a total dream job that happens in a day or two. Do not expect that being a professional DJ is a paradise for everyone where you just travel around the world, always play music in front of thousands of people, and you will get shit lots of money for that.

There are plenty of things to consider before you decide to go into the music industry and DJing.

Before you decide to become a DJ, ask yourself the below:

  • Are you willing to invest a respectable amount of time and money on equipment, lessons, and self-promotion?
  • Do you have spare time to practice and to learn? In the end, you will work more than your 8hour daily job.
  • Are you capable of daily updating your online presence?
  • Are you ready to DJ in an empty club or front of a “dead” audience? Unfortunately, it will happen more times than you might think. Even the best have performed in empty places more times than they can remember.
  • Are you sociable and willing to collaborate with other musicians? Collaborations can only do good for you and your career.

“Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life.”

First steps to becoming a DJ

The first 4 steps as a total beginner DJ who wants to enter the music scene should be:

  1. How To Start DJing: Research and recognize your music style. Listen to DJ sets and latest track releases in your preferable music genre.
  2. Find the perfect DJ setup: Many choices but you can start small and improve and invest when money starts to flow.
  3. Track selection: Create well-categorized music libraries 
  4. How To DJ: Learn the basics of DJing, mixing, and beatmatching. It is not that hard, just dedicate time and energy to experiment, improvise, and record. Get feedback from other DJs and your listeners.

From beginner to professional DJ

As soon as you get these things done, we jump into 4 new steps on how to become a professional DJ.

  1. How to mix like a professional: Harmonic mixing and Camelot Wheel.
  2. Enrich your DJ gear and live performance: DJ effect tools, live instruments, visual effects, and more.
  3. Get booked and promoted properly: Build a social profile and get booked. You might have to start by charging anything, but you have to start somewhere.

Our purpose is to share advice on how to get booked at clubs and festivals, as well as tips on what you need to do to sound like the masters of DJing.

It’s a truly amazing feeling when you’re playing music for an audience. It takes skills, knowledge, and experience to create a group of followers and make the crowd go “nuts” and can’t wait for your next gig.

Let’s dig deeper into each step that will guide you to become a master of DJing and mixing.

HOW TO BECOME A DJ IN 4 STEPS – BEGINNERS GUIDE

1. HOW TO START DJING

How do i start DJing

What is the job of a DJ:

As you probably already know, a DJ, short for ‘Disc Jockey, simply selects and mixes pre-recorded music. It is not an easy task as it sounds; it takes several hours of preparation, practice, and music knowledge to make a successful performance in public.

The term “DeeJay” is short for disc jockey. “Disc” is referred to gramophone records, and “Jockey” defines a profession that mixes recorded music.

From parties and festivals to weddings and birthdays, DJs are here to play, mix, scratch, and entertain the crowd with their music selection and performance. Or mostly with music, since there are “professional DJs” who are mostly known for throwing cakes. While it is true that you do not need formal education or diplomas to become a DJ, there are many lessons and courses you can follow to upgrade your skills. In 2020, the job of a DJ is much more than that. So let’s go more in-depth and start by finding your own musical style and character.

How to start getting into DJing:

  • Find Your Sound: First of all, select the genre of music you are interested in. If you haven’t found it already, then go to Beatport and check out dozens of favorite electronic music genres. Pick one, explore and listen profoundly and carefully to the tracks and playlists from various artists. Make an account and save your favorite tracks. If you can afford to buy, then I would highly recommend it. That way, you will add good quality tracks to your library, you will have extended music info(artist, composer, etc.), and most importantly, you will support the artist. An action you will appreciate more when you will become a music producer yourself.
  • Explore other Artists: Next, visit various audio platforms such as Mixcloud and SoundCloud and listen to DJ sets from live performances and radio shows. Most of the mixes have an available playlist, and that will help you understand when a song end and another one starts. Then ask yourself how the DJ mixes those songs, what techniques he/she used, what filters, what BPM(BitsPerMinute) the songs are playing, and what duration had the transition of the tracks. For that, of course, you need a basic understanding of a DJ mixer, and it’s capabilities.
  • Gain Experiences: Attend events and parties that advertise the music style you like. I’m sure, no matter how small your city is, there will be an event of Techno, House, Progressive, Electro, or any other at some point. That will be an excellent opportunity to start connections with people involved in the field, and who knows, maybe a future booking for you. To get you ready when the time comes, continue reading the next three steps.

2. Pick The Right DJ Tools

DJ SETUP FOR BEGINNERS

CD Players, DJ MIxer, Monitors, DJ Headphones

Even if you can start DJing only with your smartphone or iPad, we would not recommend it. Two CD media players or DJ turntables, a DJ mixer, and headphones. That’s all the equipment you need to become a DJ. 

Now, if you have a friend or colleague with a DJ setup would be ideal for you to start practicing. If not and you decide to invest in your DJ equipment, let’s see what you will need.

  • Sound sources: First of all, we need at least two audio sources, which can be cd-player, turntable, or PC with DJ controller. There are options with touch screens, USB ports, and many exciting features. Each of those options has its pros and cons, but it’s up to your preference and budget. I’m sure you are familiar with the CDJ series by Pioneer DJ, so if you want to find out more, check The Best DJ Media Player in the market.
  • DJ mixer: Then, we want a mixer to connect our sound sources. The job of a mixer is to consolidate the sound of two or more sound sources and mix them before you send the final sound to our outputs(speakers, monitors, headphones). With a DJ mixer, you can control up to four different inputs, and by control, I mean control volume, frequency level(low/middle/high) of each track, and effects such as reverb, delay, filter, and more. Most mixers also have a microphone input and “record out” output to record your live set. For a beginner, a big 4-channel mixer is not necessary. 2-channel mixer will do the job and get you ready for a live gig. To the mixer, you connect your pair of headphones; some mixers even offer two headphone ports for B2B sessions. That way, you will listen, beat-match, and equalize the tracks before the master output. Find out more in our article with The Best DJ Mixers for Beginners and the best professional DJ mixer.
  • Outputs: The last part of our setup is the sound outputs; DJ headphones & DJ speakers for home use. Connected to your mixer, they give us the final sound to you and the crowd. Furthermore, you listen to the monitors during you choose the next track with the help of your headphones and beat-match your final mix.

There are four different DJ setups, and you can find all at “DJ equipment for beginners“.

How to become a DJ with a Laptop:

DJ SETUP WITH DJ CONTROLLER

DJ Controller, Laptop, DJ software, Monitor Speakers, DJ Headphones

 

DJ controllers and DJ softwares are a great and very popular choice for beginner DJs. That’s because you get an all-in-one tool instead of two sound devices and a DJ mixer.

If you want to avoid the big and expensive purchase of 2 cd-players and a DJ-mixer, a DJ controller is a budget-friendly alternative option. It connects two sound inputs and a complete mixer into the only one tool. Connected to your PC/Laptop and your DJ software (Traktor, Serato, Virtual DJ), the DJ controller simplifies the mixing process, with auto-cue, quick track selection, and track communication. 

A quick walkthrough to connect your setup correctly: If you have a DJ controller connect it through USB to your computer and your DJ software, then plug-in headphones and speakers to your sound-card. In case you decide to go with a classic setup of cd-players or vinyl turntables, connect them to channels 1-2 of your mixer. Last, plug in your headphones and speakers.

Check the best DJ controllers for beginners with options starting from $100!

And the best DJ controllers for professionals for more info, details, and product reviews.

3. Track selection

As a DJ your job is to connect with your audience through the music you play and the way you mix it. With so many DJs out there, you have to stand out from the rest. Harmonic mixing and a proper track selection in your set will guarantee a nice vibe at the dance floor at all times.

20 years ago you had to run to your local store and listen to the new CD and Vinyl arrivals. A decade later with the internet and computers, the life of DJs got a lot simpler.

In 2019 is a lot easier to access music, listen to other DJ sets, check out charts, and explore countless new and old music. If you play digital music, build your library only with the highest-quality music files. Low-resolution MP3s or tracks ripped from YouTube videos will sound flattened when playing through a good sound system.

1. Build your music library

Picking the tracks you will play during your set is an ultimate personal matter. There are so many music genres only in electronic music I can’t even name. I would suggest you keep no attention of the top10 of each genre. This is music already heard and played a lot. Instead dig into new releases, upcoming artists and labels, as well as radio shows of your favorite DJs.

Important: All music files purchased through websites like Beatport.com are downloadable as WAV or MP3 files in high-resolution 320 kbps format. You should never be satisfied with 192 kbps files. You won’t notice the difference on your laptop speakers, but it will be obvious in a club.

2. Create a smooth flow throughout your DJ set

We have made it clear that you need to have your tracks labeled. BPM for beatmatching and Key for Harmonic mixing are the ones we know already. You can also categorize by genre (techno, deep house, indie, progressive house, etc.) but I don’t see a big reason to do it, as it will commonly happen to mix between genres during your sets.

Another thing famous DJs tend to keep notes about, as I also do, is the dynamic and energy level of my tracks. A good way to label them is:

1-3 for chillout vibes, ideal for warm-ups and early hour.
4-7 for uplifting songs, that will get the people moving, getting them ready for the main course.
8-10 for full energy dance tracks, so you will know what to play when the dance floor is full.

We cannot emphasize enough how important is to label all your tracks, as soon as you download them. It won’t take you that much time, plus you will always be prepared at live events. BPM – KEY – SONG DYNAMIC.

4. How To DJ

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That is the most fun part after you are done shopping and researching for DJ equipment. We understand that some of you prefer to watch a video rather than reading how to DJ, so you can skip the next 3-4 paragraphs and watch the video tutorial.

Depended on your turntables, you need to have your music into the required form. CD’s, USB sticks, or vinyl are your choices. Insert two tracks that you believe go well together and play the first one. Listen now, the second track through your headphones. After, it’s essential to adjust the BPM(beats per minute) on both tracks at the same level. To do that, find the pitch control, which is commonly on the right side of the turntable. Adjust the BPM on both tracks if it’s necessary. If you jerkily lower or add BPM fast on a track, you will cause deformation. Go slow and steady as long as the track sounds good in your ears.

This mixing technique is ideally used when songs have continuously beat like EDM, Deep House, Techno, Electro, Trance, Big Room, and most electronic music tracks.

Let’s say that you have a beat-match at 124BPM; now it’s time to start counting the beats. Start to count beats/kicks from-1-to-4 of the track that plays in your speakers. You can hit your foot on the floor if it helps you. Make sure your second track is starting with a kick/beat and then hit play the moment the playable track is at beat-1. Above the “play/pause” button on a player, there is the “cue” button that plays the song as long as you hold it. Hit it simultaneously with the beat of the playable track, and you will find the rhythm.

Don’t worry if the beats are not completed match. You can use the jog on the player to move the song back or forward and get it perfectly beat-matched. Try over and over again until you get it right, mix the tracks using filters and equalize them to make a smooth transition. After a little practice, you will finally get it right.

In case you go for a DJ controller, it will be more simplified. Pick the songs from your library, adjust the BPM, and the beat is automatically matched. Control the frequency level on both tracks, maybe add filters and your mixing is done.

When you master your beat-matching skills, its time to invest time and energy to learn music theory and harmonies, I’m not suggesting years of studying and learn how to compose and write giant pieces of music sheets, but the very basis of music theory.

If you want to take a look more in-depth on harmonic mixing, check how to mix in key with Camelot Wheel.

 

5. Upgrade your DJ equipment for live performances (PRO)

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DJing and music production are two separate areas where a combination can offer pretty admirable results.

My personal experience and what many music producers will tell you is that song production has helped them evolve as DJs. You will observe the structure of a track, each unique sound, learn how to count steps, hear the drums and bass, intros, verse, chorus, and be able to separate each sound.

As we said at the beginning of the article, if you are mixing on a classic DJ setup with Vinyl, CDs, or USB sticks, you might need to go shopping for a DJ software or music production software. 

Add your own touch

Now you have probably already heard the mash-up or bootleg or any other word that is used to describe the blend of two songs together to create a new one. There is no limit to the number of sampled elements you can combine.

If you don’t have the money for a complete home recording studio, don’t worry, you can still get the job done on just your DJ laptop. You can either use your DJ mixing setup to produce a mashup live in a club. Otherwise, you can do some more preparation and prepare your own edit of two tracks, or a song and an acapella, or a song with your own samples inside your DAW or DJ software.

Whatever method you choose, keep in mind that for a proper mashup you take the beat or melody from one song and the vocals from another. A more complex mashup might alternate between two different drums or melodies while using an acapella from a third song.

We saw how in harmonic mixing you can easily change the key between 8B, 7B, 9B, and 8A, for example. However, when you’re making a mashup, it’s usually best to choose two songs in the same key.

Invest in your equipment

In our previous article DJ equipment for beginners, we presented to you the most popular DJ setups used in the music scene.

Find the best DJ gear:

DJ software such as Traktor Pro or Serato gives you unlimited performing actions when you are DJing and mixing. The machine is handling pretty much the beat-matching, so you have the time to concentrate on music selection, harmonic mixing, and your crowd.

There are probably nearly thousands of free online tutorials of the most popular DJ softwares to teach you how to use them and produce mashups, bootlegs, and remixes. 

Add a DJ effect unit, remix station, or sampler to add your beats and melodies and create a unique mix.

A combination of all the above will guarantee a harmonic well-presented music set. If you are well prepared you will have the time to connect with the crowd deeper and feel more comfortable with your track selection.

There is a new DJ setup ideal for DJs and music producers. It is involving Ableton Live and a keyboard controller dedicated to the most popular DAW out there. You can find out more The best Ableton Live controllers, and How to make a DJ set on Ableton Live.

I hope you understand that if your computer or laptop is old or overstuffed with applications, softwares, and files, it will not perform properly. You can take a look at The best DJ Laptops and The best music production computer and find if yours satisfy the requirements.

6. How to mix like a professional DJ (PRO)

harmonic mixing DJ

Did you ever listen to a live set or a radio show of Paul Van Dyk, DJ Sasha, or the techno masters Carl Cox and Adam Beyer and wonder how every set of theirs sounds harmonic, with a smooth transition between tracks?
How often do you find yourself struggling in your playlist to find the next track to play that will keep the vibe on the dance floor?

Most of the professional DJs around the world mix harmonically in every set of theirs. And is not that hard as it sounds. Even with a basic knowledge of the 24 musical keys, a small cheat sheet, and a tiny bit of preparation you will be able to mix like a pro.

All you really need to know is that every song you play is in a certain key. Key names always start with the name of the root note (such as “C”) and the scale (minor). The scales are usually minor or major, so you will see key names like “C minor” and “E major”.

If you’re not already familiar with musical keys, it will take a little time for you to learn the basics.

Welcome to Harmonic mixing

Harmonic mixing is easy to learn the technique that helps you sound perfect every time you play. It will offer you a creative way to mix songs together and most likely improve your DJ sets. Your next track will complement the one you’re playing, and your mix will sound musically correct.

Not to get me wrong, harmonic mixing is not a law of professional mixing. It is not a requirement to be a good DJ.

Elements of Harmonic Mixing

There are 2 actions required in order to have a smooth harmonically mixed DJ set.

1. Find the musical key of your tracks

At first, you need to analyze and figure out the musical key of your songs and label all your music so you can find the key quickly.

There are 3 main ways to find the musical key of your tracks.

  1. Mixed in Key Software. Mixed In Key is a DJ tool that analyzes music files to determine the key of each song in seconds. Makes it easy to explore your music collection and find songs in the same or compatible keys. It also tags their metadata, so the results will show up on all your favorite DJ software and hardware.
  2. Learn to find by ear. It will take time and practice, but with the help of a virtual piano, you will be able to find the key of a song by yourself. There are multiple videos on YouTube to guide you better than words.
  3. Research. If your music genre is exclusively electronic you can find the music key of every track on Beatport.com. If not you can still research online and find out.

Don’t forget to write down the key results, so you can find the key quickly. If you use CDs, write it on top of them or an extra cheat sheet. If you use Dj software or Ableton Live, make sure to rename each song and add the key at the end of the track name.

2. Learn which keys sound good together

Harmonic mixing doesn’t mean you’re mixing in the same key for in your entire DJ set. It means you’re mixing two songs that are harmonically compatible. Thankfully, you don’t have to study music theory to learn which keys complement each other. All you really need to know is the musical key of every song you play as a DJ.

Mixing with the Camelot Wheel

We have to give a big thanks to the inventor Mark Davis and Mixed In Key. The Camelot Wheel is a color-coded system that helps you figure out which keys are complimenting each other. Each key is assigned a code number from one to twelve, like the hours around a clock. The wheel is visually designed to help you learn harmonic mixing. Here’s how it looks like:

 

As soon as you find the musical and Camelot key of the tracks you need to label your entire collection (either writing on a piece of paper, on top of your CDs, or update your DJ software to show the key of each song).

For more information check out how to mix in key with Camelot Wheel.

Tip: Mixed in Key is used by the world’s top DJs and producers to help their mixes sound perfect, so it will almost definitely improve yours. You can run your music through Mixed In Key, and then update your DJ software or DAW to show the key of each song you import in a second, making your life much easier when performing live. Mixed In Key offers extreme integration with Traktor Pro, Serato, Rekordbox, and Ableton Live to start harmonic mixing from day one.

7. How To Get DJ Gigs (PRO)

I remember when I got my first DJ booth at the age of 16, and I couldn’t stop mixing, experimenting, and recording my sets. I was giving my mixes to everyone, hoping for any kind of feedback. It took me two years to say to myself that I’m ready to perform in front of an audience.

I suggest you do the same. I’m sure you are already so excited that you can’t wait to play. But it is also essential to record and listen to what you do. Get feedback and compare your sets to others that you will find on Mixcloud or Soundcloud. If you love music and DJing, along with the correct guidance, it won’t take you years but just a couple of months or even weeks.

How to brand yourself as a DJ:

In 2020, it is essential to brand and promote yourself as a DJ properly. Invest your first earning on a photographer for excellent quality artistic photos and a graphic designer who will create for you the ideal logo. The next step is to create accounts on social media and music platforms where you will upload your latest news, appearances, and share your work as frequently as possible. Photos of your gigs and performances or live videos with your home DJ sets are good to get’s into people’s attention. Thankfully, there are many social media and a massive amount of people out there to pursue. Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, SoundCloud, MixCloud are the most popular networks to promote yourself.

After you gain confidence in your skills and you are ready for live performances, you will have to create a press release. Add a small bio with your experience, knowledge, skills, equipment that you use, and contact information (email, website, phone, etc.). Plus, add some photos and two or three of your latest mixes (preferably online). A good press release will give you lots of bookings.

Check the top 10 best electronic music clubs in Europe, and set a target to perform one day. If you want one day to book a DJ gig at a club, check how to become a resident DJ at a nightclub.

That thing called “Branding”

As soon as you feel comfortable with your DJing and mixing skills you need to start promoting yourself.

You need to create an image, that transmits consistency, dedication, professionalism, and personality.

Let’s take for example world-class DJs such as Richie Hawtin and Sasha. At that level, they have to manage multiple tasks at the same time. It’s not enough just to mix a legendary set with passion and creativity, or perform with expensive top-edge gear. Richie Hawtin and Sasha are entirely committed to what they do, they are entrepreneurs in their field and get updated about trends and technologies before anyone else.

Except for the master mixing, performing and social skills of professional DJs you will also see that each one of them has a distinctive sound, look, and personality, and they each maintain a steady media presence.

The 3 elements for proper branding

  • Distinctive Sound It will take you time, effort, and practice until you find that sound that will make it clear who is behind the DJ booth. Devote to every one of your performances with careful track selection, remixes, and productions that will give the stigma of your presence.
  • Image You need to create your own identity so you can stand out from the crowd of DJs wherever you might be ending up playing. Keep wearing suchlike outfits and don’t change your style every now and then.
  • Media Presence Your social media presence, website, and marketing materials you create, will play a big role in maintaining a continuous relationship with your fans and listeners.

If you take a look at early career photos of Sasha or David Guetta, could easily feature under “DJ fails”. Don’t be afraid of a professional photoshoot and to spend some money on design a logo, a website, business card, etc.

Your media presence is not just creating a logo, a Facebook and Twitter account, and maybe a website, and you are done. You need to spend time, hire a professional, ask bits of advice that will improve your presence and reputation.

You need to be everywhere, at any time, and before anyone else does. Make videos of you performing live, update at least one or two live sets on sound platforms such as MixCloud. It is also nice to be involved in online conversations, news, or post about a big event even unrelated to music.

The purpose of a website is to take out the word and give the opportunity for people to find you and details about your work. Small Bio, Live Sets, Photos, Upcoming Events, and Contact are a must-do.

A great way to promote yourself in 2020 is by getting your DJ mixes published regularly. Our guide on how to Livestream your DJ sets in no time and start getting more followers.

Create your DJ press kit

As soon as you will get done with all the above, it time to create your press kit. This is an informational package that provides club owners, booking agents, and publicists with all the materials they need to promote or write about you.

A typical press kit for DJs contains the following materials:

  • Bio – A short, one-page bio that describes your musical background, lists of the genres you play, current gigs, and any residencies worth mentioning.
  • Photos – A high-quality promotional photo, or full portfolio if you have one. It is also nice to include an extra folder with flyers, and event photos, just don’t overdo it.
  • Career Highlights – Include work you are really proud of, collaborations with famous artists or competitions you have wone.
  • DJ Mixes – 3 or 4 mixes are more than enough to show your strengths to the listener. , and organize the demos by genre.)
  • Track Releases – If you are a music producer, you will surely have a lot of work to show. Music releases, remixes, and an awesome recording studio to add to your photo galleries as well.
  • Contact Info – Your phone number and email must be included. The 5-6 most popular social profiles you have, website and also music platform profiles such as MixCloud, SoundCloud etc..

Take the time and prepare the press kit, as the most valuable thing you could do in your computer except music. Do not drop in the first sets you find in your lists, if your social profile has 93 likes do not add it in there. Point out your strengths and pros

Important: Do not, ever ever, include the cost of your services as a DJ in your press kit. This is something better talked in person or through a telephone, as your services vary on each performance, according to your experience, level of the event, possible transfer costs, etc..

Get booked and promoted properly

Nightclubs, festivals, and parties have always played a key role in supporting and promoting DJs all over the world. If you expect to go from a bedroom DJ with a little experience to a professional DJ who travels around the world to perform live, you are terribly wrong.

Modern DJing has evolved into an international business. It is more than just master beatmatching, harmonic mixing, skills, and expensive gear.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What does a DJ do exactly?

In our days, the job of a DJ is much more than just picking and mixing tracks together. The four steps below are essential for every beginner DJ who doesn’t know where and how to begin.

  1. How to start DJing
  2. Find your DJ setup
  3. How to DJ, mix, and beat-match
  4. How to get DJ gigs

Those four easy steps are the base to get you from bedroom DJ to club and event regular.

How do I get into DJing for money? / The income of a DJ!

It is not a bad thing to start playing at local bars/clubs free of charge. Give yourself a limit of 2 or 3 events until you get people’s attention. After charge the basic fee of local DJs, and increase your pay equally to your experience and skills.

Your income as a DJ will be based on a few criteria — first, your area, and how many people you can target per event. Also, how often you perform and where, as well as how favorite your musical genre is. Let’s face it that an underground Techno DJ won’t attract the same crowd as an EDM or House party. On average, an experienced local DJ can expect to make a few hundred dollars per show.

How to become a DJ and a Music Producer?

Two very different things, however, we commonly see the most famous musicians to do both. When you have been listening to music for hours, picked the perfect songs for the crowd, learn how to mix and add effects to your sets correctly, you will feel ten times more comfortable in a recording studio than any beginner. At first, you know what makes the people dance, you see what the DJs are looking for and you have developed a musical ear that will pick the right “sounds” and transitions between songs.

We won’t get more in-depth on that here, but if you want to learn more, check How to become a music producer.

I didn’t know everything when I started, but I found my way, and I managed to become a professional DJ with many live performances, a radio show, and a couple of record label cooperations. I will share with you all my opinions, knowledge, and experience I gained these years. The article is separated into four steps to giving clear step-by-step guidance on how to become a DJ.

Is it too late to become a DJ?

It is literally never too late to become a DJ and follow the career you have always dreamt of. There are famous DJs out there who started their career in their late ’30s and others that didn’t get noticed until many years in the DJ scene. In our days there are available tools and online courses to help you become a master of DJing in no time.

Final Thoughts.

The world of DJing is becoming more and more crowded as technology evolves and makes it accessible for everyone. Standing out from the crowd takes originality, hard work, and loving what you do. It is difficult to become successful because there is no clear path to take you to the top. Do not forget that the majority of DJs are self-employed; it is up to you to find work and improve daily.

My biggest tip to a beginner DJ is to collaborate with other DJs and share your knowledge, techniques, experiences, and suggestions. Along with the correct DJ equipment, you will be able to become a professional DJ.

There are now many ways to learn the technical aspects of DJing. Mostly on the internet and online courses, you will learn everything, but you will be ready after hours of practice. I firmly believe that a week of training with the right equipment and an experienced DJ to guide you can be more beneficial than any online course or seminar. Those two will teach you new technics and will get you to the next level.

With our guide, you will be able to become a DJ for electronic music, EDM, Hip-hop, and every other music genre out there. 

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