- UMF | 160,000
- Movement | 100,000
- EDC | 400,000
- DEMF | 1 - 1.6M
So we see that DJs are doing two things, mainly, in their work: producing original music and playing live DJ sets. So let's look at some more data: The live events have become increasingly popular, especially among the Millennial crowd. On March 27, 160,000 people will descend upon Miami, FL for the Ultra Music Festival. In two months, about a 100,000 people will come to Detroit's Hart Plaza for the Movement Festival. Over in Las Vegas, nearly a half a million people make the voyage to Electric Daisy Carnival. What's perhaps most impressive is that just in the last decade, Detroit had its own home-grown Electronic Music Festival, a free event like the Jazz Festival. It brought upwards of over a million people!
So, it seems that the work of a DJ has a special knack for attracting and engaging young people. That seems like something that would be valuable for educators to leverage.