Tiesto makes more money than you.
Millions and millions. And for doing what?
Providing the soundtrack for some of the biggest parties of the year? Standing on stage with a computer doesn’t seem that hard. You could do that, couldn't you?
It turns out there’s more to DJing than scratching a record while holding headphones up to one ear. Before you join the ranks of Skrillex and Steve Aoki, you’ll need some experience. And no, manning the iPod at your last party doesn’t count.
Your path to professional music
making playing starts next week with DJing 101, a course from Jam Master Jay’s Scratch Academy, where you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to become the next Tiesto. Or at the very least, to stand behind a mixing board getting attention from club girls and not electrocuting yourself.
Over six weeks, you’ll hone your skills in mixing, blending, and scratching tracks. If you’re planning on going pro, you can continue on to their advanced classes where you’ll master higher level moves like the stab, chirp, and flare.
Finish all six courses and you’ll earn a certificate. Which is not the golden ticket to success in itself, but it's a step in the right direction. Now, the only thing standing between you and spinning superstardom? A flock of groupies.
And a really good DJ name.