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Today's DJ - What Types of DJs are There? What do they do?

The Many Functions and Responsibilities Worn by Today's DJ

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Today's DJ - What Types of DJs are There? What do they do?

Early DJ Alan Freed

DJ - DJ is short for deejay or disc-jockey. In the UK, a DJ is better known as a "presenter". A DJ is a person who plays songs on the Radio and provides chatter, information and other content between them." Read More.

Party DJ - A Party DJ is DJ who is hired to provide music and often times chatter relevant to the event. The Party DJ dpes not broadcast on the radio but has adapted many of the techniques developed by DJs on-the-radio for handling vinyl recordings, CD, or digital files and how to professionally mix the audio. Party DJs also employe tactics created by Club DJs.

Club DJ - Club DJs are very well versed in mixing music to motivate the club goers to dance and drink. Very successful Club DJs can amass real fan followings. Club DJs have historically been on the leading edge innovation when it come sto leveraging the equipment they have for the best new sounds and memorable effects.

Virtual DJ - Have you ever wanted to be the Club DJ? Think you would be pretty good at mixing CDs, mp3s, scratching records and making it all sound pretty good? Here is your chance. There are several really great "virtual" online turntable setups - just waiting for you to step up and turn them on. Virtual Turntables to be the DJ and Mix Your Own Beats

Internet DJ - The Internet DJ functions similarly to the traditional DJ by putting a voice on a station's musically format. Some Internet radio stations are formatted very tightly but others still provide incentive the DJ to pick his own music and create his own show.

A couple of famous deejays: Alan Freed and Wolfman Jack. Read more: Alan Freed: The Radio DJ Who Named It Rock 'n Roll and Wolfman Jack, a Top 40 Pioneer

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