Professional Club DJ Education on the Internet Since 2000
101, which is also known as DJ 101, is an introduction to the
live-performance DJ (i.e., club, mobile, radio mix-show, etc.).
Because Club DJ's "perform" tracks, this site should
not be confused with radio broadcast DJ's and personalities who
"present" music and generally employ different skills.
Disc Jockey 101 offers tips for beginning and professional DJ's,
as well as DJ equipment, books, videos, and accessories.
While a background
in music is helpful, you do not need a formal music education
to be a disc jockey. However, a sense of rhythm is essential.
The DJ industry
offers opportunities in numerous areas. In fact, DJ related music
is one of the world's fastest growing music markets. According
to Warner Brothers Publications, the disc jockey industry generates
as much as $10 billion per year (2000 statistics). In addition,
the popular DJ software program, Rane Serato Scratch Live, is rumored to be the
best selling product at the Guitar Center retail store.
extend beyond the nightclub, mobile, and/or mix-show DJ. For
example, a list of related occupations includes: remix DJ, dance
music producer, DJ reporter and/or photographer, record label
rep, DJ software engineer, entertainment attorney and/or DJ agent,
DJ manager, DJ equipment designer/engineer, DJ record store owner/employee,
DJ music distributor, rave/club/event promoter, DJ lighting (light
jock, engineering, design), recording studio technician/engineer,
military event DJ, record pool director, travel industry DJ (i.e.,
Club Med, cruise ships, etc.), copyright and licensing (ASCAP/BMI,
RIAA), and more.
The column on
the right links to various pages on this site. For example, the
is a feature article that addresses specific topics related to
Disc Jockey 101 became "frozen." This means that, with
a few exceptions, the site will no longer be updated.