Video Jockey / Radio Jockey / Disc Jockey
A new genre of careers have emerged in music for those who have the aptitude and love to play music for others enjoyment. MapMyTalent found that jockeying as a DJ or VJ is fast catching the fancy of youngsters.
A Video Jockey (or VJ) is an announcer who introduces and plays videos on music channels. It is a derivative of the term Disc Jockey as used in the radio industry. A VJ’s role has stretched beyond making mere announcements. Now, VJs anchor reality shows, host comic series along with countdown shows, they also incorporate live television feeds and music. VJing has expanded to the internet in 2012 with Rap Genius's YouTube personality Nicole.
A club Disc Jockey (or a DJ as is commonly called) is an individual who selects and plays pre-recorded music for an intended audience usually in a club setting, a neighborhood party or even a discotheque. The making of a Club Disc Jockey requires the knowledge of the mood of the intended audience, the performance setting, the preferred medium, and the development of sound manipulation.
A Radio Jockey (or RJ) entertains listeners of a radio program and provides information along with selecting and playing records. They have their own style and they create newer ways to entertain the people while they are listening. RJs need to have very good awareness of the events and things going around in the city, they must know the city well and of course they should know a lot about Indian films and film music. They usually write their own scripts and have to be very innovative at the same time keeping their style intact. RJ’s begin with odd-hours duty and with experience and popularity they come in the prime time.