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A disc jockey, commonly known as a DJ, is a person who entertains the crowd of a discotheque, party, or an event by playing lively and energetic music. Apart from night clubs and discotheques, DJs are hired for keeping the guests engaged on various occasions, such as weddings, engagements, birthday parties, and any other social gatherings. A professional disc jockey is expected to have extensive knowledge of different genres of music, including electro, jazz, rock, and house, and should know the techniques of combining and merging different soundtracks, by making use of the requisite software or other instruments. A disc jockey needs to understand the popular demand and should know how to make the crowd sway and dance to the music. Moreover, he/she should possess excellent communication skills, be punctual, and be comfortable at working for extended hours at a stretch. For, they are the skills and talent that will bring prospective opportunities and reputation in the future. It is one of the few jobs where one can enjoy while performing his/her task and earn a handsome greens, both at the same time.

Course Details
No specific courses are designed for learning the tricks and techniques required for becoming a disc jockey. Anyone with good sense of popular genres of music and excellent communication skills can build a career in disc jockeying.

Career Prospects
The demand for disc jockeys is on the rise, considering the increasing passion for holding and organizing luxurious and flaunting parties, events, and other social gatherings. With this, open up a plethora of job opportunities for a DJ, who can earn hefty greens in few hours. Also, one can look for various contracts and perform at banquets halls, discotheques, farm houses, and any other place where such parties are organized.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
The rapid growth in the entertainment and broadcasting industries has led to the establishment of some institutes that conduct specialized courses in disc jockeying. Some leading ones include: Splinters
DJ School, Mumbai; Azaredo Acoustics, Mumbai;
Spin Gurus DJ & Remixing Academy, New Delhi;
Panache The DJ School, Hyderabad; and
DJ Training Academy, Ahmedabad.

Remuneration
A disc jockey charges on per night basis in private parties, depending upon the size, venue, and nature of the party. He/She can earn anywhere between Rs. 5000 and Rs. 8000 per night. However, the earnings can vary on the basis of the popularity and reputation of a particular DJ