Video Jockey / Radio Jockey / Disc Jockey
Pay and Remuneration
At entry level, a radio jockeys get Rs 1.8 lakhs to Rs 2.4 lakhs a year and the pay increases according to your job profile and experience. Senior RJs make around Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs in a year.
The average take-home for a disc jockey at the initial level is Rs 1.5 to Rs 2 lakhs a year. Pay increases with one’s skills and the market condition and label/club/music composer one is working with.
The demand for professional in Disc Jockeying and Radio Jockeying is increasing. People are spending a lot these days on hosting big parties and events which has opened a lot of opportunities. Professional have worked out contracts with banquets halls, discotheques, farm houses, and any other place where such parties are organized.
DJ Akeel (he played twice at World economic forum and entertained the likes of Bill Clinton), DJ Akbar Sami (known as the Indian remix guru).
Some famous VJ’s are Cyrus Baroacha and Rhea Chakraborty.
RJ Richa Vyas and RJ Prateek are two most popular radio jockeys of contemporary radio.
A day in life
On typical days these professionals are on air or are performing. The timings depend on the show timing if it’s a live show, if it is a delayed telecast/ broadcast /Podcast then they reach the studios and record the programs as per the schedules. The off air time is spent in planning for the next day/show and increasing awareness and learning about new music, videos, news and other current affairs.
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