Stacy Zemon is considered an authority on the DJ industry and is widely recognized as a distinguished industry leader who made ground-breaking educational contributions. She has 15 years of experience as a mobile DJ and has reached millions as a radio, club, karaoke and mobile DJ, as well as a writer, author and publisher. Zemon is also the founder and president of DJ Video Network (DJVN) — a free, one-stop destination and platform for DJs to view and share original video content. Read on and get to know more about her.
1. How did you get started as a DJ?
I started as a full-time DJ in 1979 doing weddings, parties and corporate events.
2. Is this a full-time job or something you do on the side?
I worked as a mobile DJ for 15 years. Now, I am the president of DJVN, and the publisher and chief scribe of Pro Mobile DJ — a web site that provides tools and resources to DJs managing their own entertainment services.
3. What fixtures are included in your setup?
5. Best advice you can give someone just getting started in the DJ industry?
Work for a multi-op and learn the craft before considering venturing out on your own. Also, when the time is right, invest in quality equipment. Over time, it will be well worth the additional money spent.
6. What are your top three most requested songs?
As a DJ for 15 years, I would say my top three requested songs of all time were: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton.