Do I Need a License to Be a Mobile DJ?

Licensing is not required to be a mobile DJ, as most mobile DJs work as small businesses or DJ as a side hobby instead of a full time job. However, obtaining an amplified music permit to perform in public places may be necessary, so check with your local county laws.

If the business makes a profit, it is appropriate to acquire a business license with the state and determine whether the business will be an LLC, Sole Proprietor or Corporation. Since a mobile DJ gets paid for their services, it is important to get a tax identification number for banking and tax reporting purposes.