Career Talk

I want to become a DJ

I am in Std X and want to become a DJ. I have a great interest in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and want to make my career in it. Please suggest some courses or colleges I could choose after X or XII.
Jay Shelar (14)

Working in the music industry sounds very cool, but in fact it is not easy to build a career in that area. Today, there are hundreds of people that dream of having a job in music companies and labels. If you are one of those people it is important to know that there is no easy way to get into the music industry. Although there are no exact instructions, some right decisions can increase your chances among so many other professions.

To break into this field, you need to be well-connected and dedicated to the music scene. Start by volunteering at some of the festivals and meet professionals who are getting paid to do that work. Learn about the field and confirm that it’s a good fit for you. With experience and relationship-building, your career in that industry can really take off.
It is always better to have some sort of training. Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, Kancheepuram (sam.org.in), ILM Academy, Bangalore (ilovemusic.edu.in), KM Music Conservatory, Chennai (kmmc.in/home/the-conservatory) could be considered as good options.

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Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.

Dr Vibha Gupta

Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.