The Professional DJ
This dj thing is wired, I went from having NO gigs at all a few months back to having too many now! I'm turning spots down etc. I can't complain because I would rather be working too much then not at all. I'm gonna quit in the next few years though. So I have been thinking about Career djs that don't work for radio or own their own marketing firm. What do you have or what can you do when retired etc. There needs to be health ins. etc. just like any other workplace. I want to form a dj union to see we all get paid right and have ins. savings plans etc. I know Chris Lighty is doing something similar to this but it is for a small core group of djs. I'm talking about the united states and really making it a real union and making it work. Any dj playing in a club, etc. would have to be in the union. It would be tough to start but what do you guys think? Most djs get paid under the table so it's hard to proove income and you don't get taxed. There just needs to be something done, it's a very overlooked profession and MOST people will say it doesn't take any talent at all and will compare it to Valet parking!