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Disc Jockeys, Except Radio - 27-2091.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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).

Sample of Reported Job Titles

No information available.

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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Tasks

  • 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

  • Assemble electrical or electronic equipment.
  • Collect fares or payment from customers.
  • Conduct amusement or gaming activities.
  • 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.
  • Operate control consoles for sound, lighting or video.
  • Prepare sales or other contracts.
  • Promote products, activities, or organizations.
  • Record sales or transactions data.
  • Respond to customer inquiries.
  • Review audio or video recordings.
  • Select resources needed to accomplish tasks.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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  • Premier Band - The USAF Academy Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Regional Band Apprentice, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Regional Band Apprentice, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Regional Band Apprentice, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Astrologer
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