Every year here at Digital DJ Tips, we conduct a unique survey with you, our community, to take a snapshot of your DJing, the gear you use, your favourite software and music, your aspirations, and more.
With COVID-19, lockdowns, furloughs and more changing the DJ landscape so much in 2020, this year’s survey was always going to be particularly interesting.
So here it is: The Global DJ Census 2021, easily the biggest survey of its type conducted anywhere, and today we’re publishing the highlights of the results of that survey. Scroll on for a revealing look at where the industry is at, and where it is headed – at least, as far as you, the 32,027 people from our community who completed this year’s census are concerned. Thanks to all of you for being a part of it.
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Alongside the census, we run a prize draw, which is contributed to by practically all the hardware and software companies that supply DJs with the systems they need in order to do their job. So this year we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to main sponsor Pioneer DJ, and also to Denon DJ, Roland, Serato, Allen & Heath, Traktor, Virtual DJ, Reloop, Rane, Numark, Evermix, AIAIAI, Hercules, IK Multimedia, Mixed in Key, Algoriddim, Beatport, UDG Gear, DJcity and Beatsource.
Obtaining the full survey results
In this article, we are running the highlights of the results. Want to see the full results, including actual percentages and numbers itemised, and the other categories that we haven’t included here?
If you’re already a Digital DJ Tips member, you’ll have received (or will shortly receive) a link to obtain the full results PDF as a digital download, where you can see numbers breakdowns and extra info on all the featured sections, plus further sections detailing our community’s social media habits, other interests outside DJing, and more.
If you’re in the industry and we’re not currently working with you on this, please note that nonetheless we run this every year as much as anything as a service to YOU – so if you would like to obtain the full survey results PDF, please get in touch and we’ll happily provide you with a copy. And we’d love you to consider joining us next year as an official partner, too.