Summary Report for:
27-2091.00 - Disc Jockeys, Except Radio
Play prerecorded music for live audiences at venues or events such as clubs, parties, or wedding receptions. May use techniques such as mixing, cutting, or sampling to manipulate recordings. May also perform as emcee (master of ceremonies).
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- Accept music requests from event guests.
- Adhere to schedules to keep events running on time.
- Advertise services using media such as internet advertising and brochures.
- Assemble audio and video equipment.
- Collect payments from customers.
- Communicate with clients or venue owners to determine event information, such as music preferences, scheduling, and anticipated attendance.
- Conduct sound checks to ensure equipment is working and appropriate for the venue.
- Create itemized invoices to record amounts due for services rendered.
- Create tailored playlists by aligning music with event functions.
- Develop written contracts for bookings.
- Encourage guests to dance using group dances, competitions, or other party games.
- Lead party games, such as dance-offs or prize giveaways.
- Listen to music before playing at events to ensure recordings are appropriate and meet quality standards.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of music releases and trends.
- Mix, cut, or sample recorded music using DJ controllers, CDJs, or DJ mixers.
- Operate disc jockey controller and other equipment, such as microphones.
- Operate visual effects equipment, such as lights, fog machines, or lasers.
- Organize music libraries or playlists.
- Select and play music incorporating crowd preferences and mood.
Detailed Work Activities
- Select resources needed to accomplish tasks.
- Conduct amusement or gaming activities.
- Operate control consoles for sound, lighting or video.
- Assemble electrical or electronic equipment.
- Collect fares or payment from customers.
- Confer with clients to determine needs.
- Edit audio or video recordings.
- Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects.
- Maintain current knowledge related to work activities.
- Maintain records, documents, or other files.
- Mix sound inputs.
- Prepare sales or other contracts.
- Promote products, activities, or organizations.
- Record sales or transactions data.
- Respond to customer inquiries.
- Review audio or video recordings.
- Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wage data for Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers.
Employment data for Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers.
Industry data for Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers.
|Median wages (2020)||$15.70 hourly|
|Employment (2019)||33,300 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Average (3% to 4%)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||3,600|
|Top industries (2019)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.