The profession of Disc Jockeying has come a long way from the days when it was yet to be recognized in a country like India to today when it is considered to be quite a fashion to belt out a groovy mix of tunes from the already popular songs. Disc Jockeys today are much in demand in nightclubs, huge wedding parties, different navratri functions or for that any happening party.
Disc Jockey Salary and Benefits
Owing to the rising demand of disc jockeys – be it in the metros or the small cities, a disc jockey can earn big bucks by doing one or two shows per night. Usually he can earn around INR 8000 – INR 10,000 per show.
As Deejaying is usually a freelance job (usually even when they are appointed by discs or nightclubs for a particular period of time) it is a tad too difficult to ascertain their yearly salaries. Additionally it also varies to a large extent on the demand and reputation of a particular DJ in the market. However, based on the average pay a list based of approximate salaries can be drawn:
A DJ with an experience of 1-4 years can earn something around INR 176,874 – INR488,335 per year.
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Gone are the days when the profession was primarily dominated by male members of the society, with the new age women quite steadily warming up to the idea of churning out peppy numbers at discs. Though little is known about the salaries of female DJs in India, here is how the average annual pay of the male DJs stands:
INR 180,000 – INR540,000
It is imperative to mention here that if you as a DJ can really push the envelope a bit further by belting out an album of your own and market it properly you will earn much more. Additionally if the album in question turns out to be a big hit you can encash on the same to charge more fees in future.
The benefits enjoyed by a DJ again will vary according to status and popularity.
Scope of DJ Jobs in India
If the number of people opting for this profession is anything to go by, then anyone with the zeal to be a DJ can safely bank on this profession to add to his bank balance. The scope is ever widening with DJs being hired even for special nights at shopping malls, beach parties, and celebrity events.
Tips on how to enhance your career
If you really want to make it big as a DJ in the entertainment industry make sure you have the following skills:
- Keen ear for music
- Willingness to upgrade yourself on emerging sounds
Solid networking skills which help you build on your contacts and exposure