How to Hire a DJ

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Do you provide a written agreement?

It is very important to confirm your booking in writing. Terms should be clearly defined to avoid future problems.

Are you insured?

Be confident that the DJ you hire will show up for your affair! Insurance will give security and protection to you and your guests, as well as the DJ and his expensive gear!

Do you have backup equipment and DJ’s?

Even professional audio equipment can fail on occasion. Don’t let this put an early end to your affair. Make sure there is backup equipment and be sure there is a backup DJ should an emergency or case of illness occur.

Is your equipment of professional quality?

There is a difference between home audio and professional road-worthy equipment. The equipment a DJ uses should be built to go on the road each and every day!

Will you listen to my music suggestions?

Many DJ’s are of the opinion that they know what music is best for their audience and won’t take requests. The DJ should listen to requests and play them whenever appropriate.

Will you dress appropriately at my affair?

It is important that your entertainer look the part by dressing formal or semi-formal, according to your preference. Themed events and picnics require different attire.

Will you play the music at an appropriate level?

The biggest concern voiced by prospective clients is the volume level of the music. A professional DJ knows to keep the volume at a level appropriate for the guests, especially during cocktails and the dinner hour.

Do you do more than just play music at the affair?

Most affairs involve more than playing music. It is important to have a DJ who is capable of playing the music, handling all of the announcements and helps to coordinate the affair.

Will you listen to my concerns and input?

A professional DJ is aware that they can’t possibly know every aspect of music and entertainment. Your input and suggestions should be welcome!

Conclusion:

It is important to find a DJ company that says yes to the above questions. Experience and quality are the most important factors in hiring your entertainment. You will never be sorry when you invest in quality.

 

*Special thanks to professional disc jockey and writer Jeffery Greene from Party Time DJs in Pembrookpines FL (http://www.partytimedjs.com) for providing the above article.

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