|Hiring A DJ - What You Need To Know|
|A minute about rates for a DJ.|
Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.
Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to $3,500.00 with an average of $1,200.00 for a 4 hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding. As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.
A full-service disc jockey company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for "4 hours". Consultations, music purchasing & editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down, education and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion.
OK. Now that you understand a little more about the rates, what else should you know?
Hiring the right DJ for your event is very important. It can make or break your event.
Here are a few important questions that you will want to ask to help ensure that you are making the right choice.
Are you insured? Can you supply me with proof of liability?
Will you be willing to play requests and discuss music ahead of time?
Do you use Professional Equipment?
Do you provide backup equipment at my event?
Does the Disc Jockey know the proper etiquette for your type of party?
How much time do you allow for set-up?
Do you provide a written contract?
Will you be suitably dressed for our occasion?
Do you belong to a professional organization or trade group?