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Disc Jockeys or DJs are required to play musical recordings in parties or events. Roles of these professionals vary depending on the purpose or the setting of the music. They may work for radio stations where they play musical selections from playlists. Among genres played by DJs are classic rock, heavy metal, adult contemporary, light rock, jazz, country western, gangsta rap, hip hop, among other music styles.

Disc Jockeys usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Providing music at events.
• Developing playlists.
• Interacting with public at parties.
• Playing music at radio stations.
• Mixing music tracks.


• Having interpersonal abilities.
• Being able to use sound boards and turntables.
• Having knowledge about musical trends.
• Being creative.
• Having good pronunciation.
• Being self-motivated and proactive.
• Having good communication skills.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being constantly informed about national news.
• Having good sense of humor.


People who want to be Disc Jockeys or DJs do not need to meet a specific set of academic qualifications. Most employers just require a High School Diploma and sometimes a College degree. On-the-job experience is one of the most valuable points in this industry, so working at a College radio station is a great way to obtain suitable experience. Jobs available in this area focus more on the experience rather than educational qualifications. For those who want to gain suitable skills for this industry, there are Bachelor´s or Associate´s degrees in Radio Broadcasting that include subjects about equipment and software used in this area, and business and marketing classes that can help candidates to start their own business.

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