Las Vegas

The DJ business is huge in Las Vegas. Everywhere you look there is another nightclub opening up. They all have lines out the door with people who are dying to get inside to enjoy the atmosphere. These places all have to find entertainers to keep the partygoers happy. The truth is that the party scene is creating some exciting new acts. Some of these DJ’s can draw in quit a large crown of people who are all willing to shovel out money hand over fist for drinks while they dance & enjoy their favorite music. If you walk into any casino on the Strip in Las Vegas you will find at least one nightclub but in almost all of those cases there are multiple clubs in each casino. For those DJ’s lucky enough to get invited to some of the better clubs they can make as much in a single night as an average person makes in a whole year. That sounds pretty good for spinning a few records but these DJ’s are much more than the DJ’s of the past. Most of these young energetic music makers have created their very own sound which is not duplicated by anyone else in the industry. They make such money because they can actually make or break the success of a club. many of them have a core group of people who will travel to see the DJ or even pay big bucks to get into the party created when the DJ hits the stage.

The last time my Australian cousin was in town I took her nightclub hoping several nights in a row. She had a blast and was duly impressed with the DJ’s and the casinos as well. How can you not be? After all this is Las Vegas. Just recently I received an email from Faye inviting me to Australia next fall and told me we would go on an opposite type adventure from our Las Vegas bash, staying at the Griffins Hill Health Retreat in the heart of the Grampians in Victoria Australia, for a fitness and health boost retreat. Instead of staying up all night to the pulsating beats of the music, and dancing and drinking the night away, Faye and I will instead visit the Grampians region where there is abundant wildlife, lookouts, walking tracks, breathtaking vistas and waterfalls. I can hardly wait.

Now returning to the Las Vegas nightclub / DJ scene…Some of these young wealthy music makers have even put down roots in the Las Vegas community creating job opportunities for moving companies, house cleaning services such as Mayberry Maids, as well as landscapers such as Rosales Landscaping. Even with all their money and seemingly extravagant lifestyles, many of these folks still are aware of the necessity of using eco friendly “green” products, even demanding that their house cleaners use only “green” products. From my friend’s experience working for Mayberry Maids, I can attest that some of their clients are very picky. My friend orders all the cleaning supplies for Mayberry Maids from an online store called, with the perfect descriptive name: CleanItSupplies. They offer all sorts of eco friendly, all natural, no harmful chemicals etc products ranging from toilet paper, tissues, multi fold paper towels that are biodegradable and made from 100% recycled paper fiber, exceeding EPA CPG Guidelines, as well as being free of inks, dyes and fragrance, to soaps and floor cleaners that are non-toxic, non-VOC, and also biodegradable. It certainly makes her ordering process easier since CleanItSupplies offers such “green” brands as “Elements”, Seventh Generation,” “EcoSoft”, and “Clorox Green Works” among others.

The housing market in Las Vegas has dropped precipitously for a number of years, even for some of the larger high end houses. Some folks in the real estate market say these wealthy music folks are helping to turn the luxury home market around. With their large payments some DJ’s are even purchasing an extravagant house for all cash. The most successful DJ’s lifestyle is one that many young music lovers look up to, want to emulate, and envy.

$300,000.00 for a single nights work is what one of the top DJ’s in the world expects to bring in from a high end Las Vegas Strip Nightclub. Many very lucky  people around the world only make a % of that money in a whole years worth of work. When we talk about DJ’s we are usually speaking about an intelligent person who is musically inclined but there is no special education needed. There is no degree required before you can begin to DJ. The only requirement to start is a passion to create music. The rest will come as you learn. Many of the world most famous DJ’s were grocery store attendants & fast food workers who picked up the tools of the trade cheap then started to ply them with passion. They found their firs gig at a party or through their school & when people listened they liked what they heard. The reason most DJ’s are in the business is not to make money but to make people dance. They were once influenced by people just like themselves & are now influencing so many more in return. They are happy having a party avery night & some are lucky enough to get paid for it, while living the life of their dreams.