On August 30, 2008, DJs will descend on Washington for the Million DJ March to “celebrate decades of service to the entertainment industry.”
The March and activities will take place from August 28- 30, 2008 in Washington DC, with the actual rally taking place on the 30 at 10 am, on the National Mall, extending from the Capitol Building to the Washington Monument.
The organizer of the event, A. Shaw, felt compelled to address her concern for DJs after noticing they weren’t often adequately compensated for their time, effort and dedication in working with labels, promoters and artists.
“DJ’s do not get recognized for the work that they do. Labels and major businesses who reap the rewards of default publicity, need to pay more attention and give more recognition to DJ’s for the promotion they provide,” she said.
“DJs are the middlemen in the success of the industry. They are the filters that help the economy of many markets. DJs are the least compensated in the industry element. No matter how many write ups DJs obtain, no matter how many tours they grace, they seem to stay on the same level. It seems that the DJs are a culture of sorts that is segregated by parts of the industry. I am calling on the industry to show support of an event to unify DJs and create future economic safety for these people. The Million DJ March will be the conclusion to a long road of requests from many markets to aid in our mission of security.”