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Sunday, June 7, 2009

DJ Schools Rockin' in Recession

The jobless and work-weary alike are flooding deejay schools across the US, embarking on dreams as the economy comes apart, Time reports. Some enroll at schools like New York's Dubspot—not exactly cheap at $1,695—to deejay professionally. Others are yearning for more creativity, less rat race. "They're feeling it's no longer just about money," says Mark Rankin, Dubspot's founder.

Just what do deejay students learn? Technical skills, of course, but they also learn not to announce a cake-cutting at a wedding before the photographer arrives. "These little things make a big difference," Rankin said. But graduates' biggest problem is today's flooded deejay market. "Business is a little slow right now," said one Colorado deejay and former Dow Jones pressman. "I'm like a fireman waiting for a call."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The economy has brought as many wanna-be DJs in as it has driven out. I spend over $3000 a year to advertise my DJ biz and I am very successful as a DJ. But I also post for free on Craigslist, the hang-out for would-be DJs where they seem to come out of the woodwork. I have seen a lot of the wanna-be DJs leave, and a lot of new wanna-be DJs take their place. Here's an eye-opener... Look at all the used DJ equipment for sale on Craigslist. Woe to anyone who hires a wanna-be, fly-by-night, hobbyist, here-today-gone-tomorrow DJ for her milestone event. Pay for a good DJ. There is way more to it than just rolling in, setting up, and pushing the play button.

Will S.