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Odds of Hanging On

You have two choices for retiring from life as a professional DJ: die young or do something else. Or practice, practice, practice, work day and night, weekends and holidays. Big name DJs are multi-millionaires. Do what they did, only better. And pick a cool name before you end up as DJ Spinster or MC Shuffles.

You'll need a business name if you're going to be a professional event DJ, but if you're going the club route, make a name for yourself. The world’s top DJs are known by their real names, like David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren and Tijs Verwest aka Tiësto, but you'll be a lot more notorious with a name like Deadmau5, Avicii, or Daft Punk.