Triller is on the hunt for a resident DJ — and the app is employing its recent acquisition Verzuz to determine the best candidate for the job.
The global search to fill the lucrative position, which comes with an annual salary of $1 million, was announced Tuesday (July 13). The winning candidate will become Triller’s first-ever resident DJ, performing for Verzuz, Triller Live, Triller Fight Club, FITE and all other Triller live events and programming, as well as representing the Triller brand globally through media, appearances and other marketing. They will additionally be tasked with designing music programs for Triller brand partnerships and new music initiatives across all Triller verticals. The Los Angeles-based job will require extensive travel.
To apply for the position, DJs over the age of 18 from across the globe are invited to post their best five-minute sets on Triller using the #TrillerDJ hashtag starting Tuesday. On Aug. 8, Triller will announce the names of 16 finalists, who will then “battle” each other on the Verzuz platform — all leading up to a final battle during the TrillerVerz weekend music festival beginning Sept. 10. Audience votes will decide the victor, with Triller promising to pay relocation fees for the winning candidate.
“We’re excited to help find Triller’s new Resident DJ, which will be a DJ gig like no other,” said Triller co-founders Timbaland and Swizz Beatz in a statement. “The Verzuz audience knows what’s up, so when the voting begins you can be sure the winning DJ will be someone who has all the right stuff. We can’t wait to discover the next superstar behind the decks.”
“This is a brand new, once-in-a-lifetime position that will represent Triller across everything we do, from our live events to brand partnerships and everything in between,” added Bobby Sarnevesht, executive chairman of Triller. “We’re looking for a performer at heart, someone with a big personality, incredible personal flair, and technical skills to match; someone who not only has his, her or their finger on the pulse of music and culture, but who is also creating it. We cannot wait to discover the next superstar behind the decks and have them join our incredible Triller team. To all of you DJs around world, it’s time to show us your stuff!”
For more information, including job application rules and restrictions, please visit www.go.triller.co/ResidentDJ.