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Traditionally, well-meaning parents have encouraged their kids to pursue careers in stable professions — medicine, law, finance, even technology. However, non-conformists might consider pointing their progenty to another, less conventional career path: DJ.
Their income limited only by their tolerance for massive amounts of time spent in airplanes and hotels, the world’s top DJs easily outstrip the earnings of the best doctors and lawyers, not to mention rockstars and Hollywood A-listers. In the pre-COVID days, they hauled in outrageous sums of cash, bouncing around the world with little more than a flash drive of party tunes and some carry-on luggage — then playing to cavernous venues where thousands of enthusiastic EDM fans pay sizable entry fees to party with like-minded souls.
For elite DJs, the punishment of life on the road is mitigated by perks offered by top nightclubs, including lucrative residencies where